Getting kids excited about robots and engineering is going to be much easier when you have fun tools like the Wigl. This is a musical, educational robot that hears music and responds with movements, lights, and even dances. You can program it to move in certain ways. The device has a microphone, a micro-controller, and motors for movement. It listens to musical notes and can react automatically. You can also program it.
Wigl is a cute robot that should attract the attention of parents interested in teaching their kids a thing or two about robots and engineering. A pretty creative invention by Vivek Mano.