What's New

- Updated design
- Optimized for iOS 8
- More robots coming soon!

App Description

Robots for iPad is the best, most complete guide to the world of robotics. This fun, highly interactive app lets you explore over 150 real-world robots, with hundreds of animations, photos, videos, and articles.

Featured as "New and Noteworthy" by Apple in the App Store. Reviews and mentions in the NYTimes, Wired, CNET, The New Yorker, Boing Boing, The Verge, Guardian, Mashable, and others. Winner of the Tabby Awards 2014, "iPad: Books & Reference."

• "Delightful" —Wired
• "Robot heaven" —Mashable
• "For kids and parents alike" —Apps Playground
• "Robot fanatics young and old will love" —NYTimes
• "The next best thing to seeing robots up close" —CNET
• "An amazing app that is a good fit for families or schools" —Best Apps for Kids

From IEEE Spectrum, the award-winning technology magazine.

With a vast amount of original and informative content, the app offers an in-depth, hands-on experience for anyone interested in learning more about robotics, including robot enthusiasts, technology lovers, researchers, teachers, parents, and students.

Check out 158 robots from 19 countries, with 360° views, interactive animations, technical specs, and hundreds of photos, videos, and articles.

Among the amazing robots included in the app are Honda’s famed humanoid Asimo, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover, and Google’s self-driving car. There are also androids, drones, exoskeletons, quadrupeds, and toy robots.

The app offers countless hours of exploration and entertainment. Robot enthusiasts can review in-depth, technical data about each robot, while beginners can learn how robots work and how to get started in robotics.

• The perfect app for anyone who loves robots—and who doesn't?

• Meet 158 robots from 19 countries
• Swipe to see robots in 360° views
• Tap to interact with robots
• Watch hundreds of videos of robots in action
• View over 500 spectacular photos

And more:
• Learn how to get started in robotics
• Listen to audio interviews with leading roboticists
• Read detailed specs and articles about each robot
• Keep up to date with daily robot news
• Optimized for Retina display

• "Having an interactive library of robots that you can touch to get information and interact with is great, particularly for enticing kids into science and engineering."
—Dean Kamen, founder of DEKA Research and FIRST

• "A state-of-the-art app with an incredible collection of robots, including many of my old, dear friends."
—Rodney Brooks, founder and CTO of Rethink Robotics and former director of the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

• "A fascinating tour through the world of robotics. I couldn't put it down."
—Ken Goldberg, professor of robotics, University of California, Berkeley

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—Dennis Hong, director of the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory at Virginia Tech

IEEE Spectrum is a magazine and website on science, engineering, and technology. It is the flagship magazine of the IEEE, the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. IEEE Spectrum's readership includes engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and others interested in technology.

iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • November 27, 2012 Initial release
  • December 04, 2012 New version 1.1
  • December 05, 2012 New version 1.2
  • December 08, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • December 11, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • January 08, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • January 15, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
  • January 22, 2013 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
  • April 06, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • April 15, 2013 Price increase: FREE! -> $0.99
  • July 15, 2013 New version 1.3
  • July 15, 2013 Price decrease: $0.99 -> FREE!
  • November 03, 2013 New version 1.4
  • December 10, 2013 New version 1.5
  • January 18, 2015 New version 1.6

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