10 Best Robot Pets|Cute Robotic Pets Make Good Companion for Kids

 Feb 29, 2024  | Makeblock

In modern families, keeping a pet is so common that even some families begin to keep a robot pet for their children. This trend is not just a fad; it's a reflection of the growing integration of STEM education into kids' daily lives. Keeping a robot pet offers a unique blend of the traditional pet experience with the added benefits of interactive learning, robotics learning, and advanced features that can stimulate a child's cognitive development.

In this blog, we will introduce you to the top 10 robot pets that are not only cute and cuddly but also packed with features that make them the perfect companions for kids. We will discuss their pros and cons, and the educational value they bring to the table. Whether you're looking for a companion that can teach your child about responsibility, or one that can help them learn new technical skills, our list has something for every family.

So, let's embark on this journey together and discover how a cutting-edge robot pet can become an integral part of your family's life, offering a new dimension to the concept of companionship and play. Welcome to the future of pet ownership, where technology meets the timeless joy of having a furry—or not-so-furry—friend.

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1. Makeblock Codey Rocky

Emo robot; Makeblock Codey Rocky

As an interactive emo robot with 10+ electronic modules to achieve emotional expression, Makeblock Codey Rocky is a suitable robot pet for kids. Children can enjoy the process by using LEGO bricks and laser-cutting parts as it is compatible with them. is a  3-in-1 transformable STEM robot kit with three forms: Land Raider, Dashing Raptor, and Nervous Bird, which can be programming for climbing, rolling, obstacle avoidance, and line following.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Featured as an interactive robot pet with 30+ Emojis and 40+ sound effects.
  • Use non-toxic ABS plastic which is quietly safe for children playing.
  • Free use of coding software mBlock5.

Cons

  • The max playtime is 2h hours under full load.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
6+NoBlock-based; Python1-2hrs$89.99
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Makeblock Codey Rocky: Smart Robot Toy for Interactive Playing and Learning

$89.99
$139.99

2. Eilik Robot Pet

robot pet; Eilik robot pet

Eilik is the perfect companion for both kids and adults who love pets, with abundant emotions, idle animations, and interactive features.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Touching different parts of its body triggers different emotions.
  • When Eilik meets another Eilik and connects, they will chat, play, and also fight or quarrel.
  • With frequent firmware updates.

Cons

  • Unable to teach kids programming.
  • Taking a long time to update it.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
13+No         /1-2 hrs$149

3. LEXiBOOK Power Kitty

LEXiBOOK Power Kitty

LEXiBOOK Power Kitty must be the cutest robot pet in the world! As a feline companion, it can also elevate your playtime with STEM programming.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Providing hours of entertainment with its Follow-Me and Gesture Control functions.
  • It can be programmed to perform new dances and commands.
  • It comes with a rechargeable battery.

Cons

  • Some users have reported issues with battery life.
  • The remote control can be a bit confusing to operate.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
4+NoNot specifically mentioned1-2hrs$69.99

4. Makeblock mTiny

Makeblock mTiny; kids' best companion robot

mTiny is a perfect companion for kids as it not only includes 3 dress-ups, and 10+ facial expressions but also leads kids to learn coding by easy-to-use coding cards. As an interactive educational robot pet, it is the top choice for children.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Tangible programming learning with screen-free coding cards, themed maps, and a tap pen.
  • It's an interactive educational tool with 3 dress-ups, 10+ facial expressions, and 300+ sound effects.
  • It uses eco-friendly ABS plastic and food-grade silicone.

Cons

  • Not recommended for users who want to learn coding languages as it only provides coding cards for code learning.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly Required
Coding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
4+           NoCoding cards1-2hrs$137.49
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Makeblock mTiny: Smart Panda Robot for Preschoolers to Learn Coding, Music, Math, and Language.

$189.99
$199.99

5. Dollox RC Interactive Dinosaur Robot

Dollox RC Interactive Dinosaur Robot

How many people once dreamed of keeping a dinosaur as their robot pet? I think the answer is almost everyone. How cool to keep a dinosaur! Here, Dollox RC Interactive Dinosaur Robot makes our dream come true.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • With a programmable feature and touch sensor, it can execute multiple functions.
  • Two models to control it: touch control or remote control.
  • With dinosaurs fight mode.

Cons

  • You can not use two dinosaur robots at the same time in one room.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
3+NoNot specifically mentioned, but it is programmable20-30 mins$47.99

6. Blkont Remote Control Robot Dog

Dollox RC Interactive Dinosaur Robot

This interactive robot dog can replicate real dog behavior through the controller. It offers more than 20 functions, including programming, demonstrations, music playback, greetings, sitting, standing, handstands, lying down, and more. These features make it an ideal choice for boys' toys.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It's easy to operate with a detailed instruction manual.
  • It is made of safe and durable ABS material to ensure children's safety.
  • 20 functions commanded by remote control.

Cons

  • Some users have found the operation or programming of the robot dog to be complex.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
3+NoNot specifically mentioned, but it is programmable1hr$49.99

7. SGILE Unicorn Toy

SGILE Unicorn Toy

This remote-controlled unicorn robot is adorable and brings endless joy with its cute appearance and a variety of fun movements. It can neigh, step, slide, run, sit, stand, and even dance to the beat. It's perfect for children to operate on their own and have fun.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • 4 different play modes: remote control mode, gesture mode, adventure mode, and program mode.
  • Designed for optimal convenience.
  • It can record up to 30 moves that the robot can instantly replay.

Cons

  • It's inconvenient to change the playing mode.
  • It gets confused in follow mode when there are too many objects in front of it.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
36 months - 6 yearsNoNot specifically mentioned, but it is programmable50 mins$32.99

8. Loona Robot Pet

Loona robot pet

Loona robot pet sees and understands your world. This robot pet recognizes faces, understands your gestures, and even plays fetch! Loona is just like a real pet, but with a tech twist.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • With a high-definition RGB camera.
  • It integrates ChatGPT.
  • It can do self-charing.

Cons

  • High price.
  • It's not easy to command it to execute some advanced functions.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
3 months and upNoGoogle Blcokyendless playtime due to its slef-charging$403.99

9. Hi-Tech Remote Control Robot Pet

Hi-Tech Remote Control Robot Pet

Hi-Tech Remote Control Robot Pet is a popular choice among robot pets, offering a range of interactive features that make it a fun and engaging toy for children.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • RICK’s eye has 7 colors to change in total.
  • A long-lasting rechargeable battery.
  • Multi-functions, such as dancing, and imitating animals' voices.

Cons

  • Without a voice control system.
  • Lack of obstacle avoidance.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
3-18No      /
2hrs$47.99

10. XiaoR Geek Bionic Robot Dog Kit

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An extraordinarily cool robot dog display before you. XiaoR Geek is a remarkable AI mechanical robot pet dog that actively engages users with its advanced features. If your kid likes a cool robot pet, just choose it.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • High-precision aluminum alloy shell.
  • It can realize 10+ kinds of bionic postures and movements.
  • With 10+ kinds of bionic postures and movements.

Cons

  • High price.

Key Specifications

Age RangeAssembly RequiredCoding LanguagePlaytimeAvg. Price for the past year
14+NoBasic kit: /
Expansion kit: graphical programming
AI Advanced Kit: Python
1hr$390
$429
$719

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