Education through robotics could very well be termed as the future of learning. Korean startup Probo has developed a range of robotics products that can help children learn subjects like science and math quickly. Founded with the aim to make education better, Probo helps children break away from robot textbooks and offers professional robot education with new, powerful, and high-quality, interesting content. Aptly, the company’s name Probo is a compound word for Professional and Robot.
Core products & Curriculum
Probo’s core products help children create various robots and learn the theory and science behind robots. They can analyze the robot’s motion using the coding program in the textbook provided with the program. The startup enables educators and parents to encourage scientific curiosity and coding skills among school children. Its products consist of different levels and modules as per different age groups.
Probo offers three curricula – Probo Connect, Probo Technic, and Malang Malang coding. Probo Connect enables children to enjoy coding by building robot blocks shaped like animals. Probo Connect adheres to the highest safety standards and certifications and developed without sharp parts for children’s safety. Probo has KC Safety Certification, CCC Certification, Quality Management System Certification, School Excellence Product Certification, KCL Radio Certification, Corporate Research Institute Certification, Venture Company Certification, Factory Registration Certificate, and Patent Certificate. The company has trademark registration of its ‘GULC’ coding program.
Probo Connect has four levels:
Connect Kit Level 1: It is a curriculum that allows children to understand the fundamentals and structure of robots through blocks, make animal robots with an engaging textbook and 3D assembly map, and use the robots in their real life. Baby Pig Robot Doni, Baby Bird Robot Buddy, Seal Robot Toto, Rabbit Robot Robit, Monkey Robot Uki, Frog Robot Keureuk, Puppy Robot Mongi, and Battle Robot Upper are some of the animal-shaped robots children can build out of Probo Connect Kit Level 1.
Connect Kit Level 2: It is the level where children can learn both competitiveness and cooperation with their friends using the game robot they created. It is not just a fun game, but an education course where children can understand CPU, IR, LED, and FND, etc., while watching the motions of the robots they created. Using Connect Kit Level 2, students can build robots like Rock-paper-scissors Winner, Weightlifting Game La Cha Cha, Arm-wrestling Game Speed Shake, Alien Shooting Laser Gun, Airplane Game Jumping Air, Quickness Game Hammer Shot, and Table Basketball Shooter.
Connect Kit Level 3: It is an intermediate level where children can make automobiles or heavy equipment into robots and understand robotics’ principles. Ant Robot Anbo, Cleaning Robot Wash, Police Bike Saica, Catapult Robot Dunjur, Battle Robot Rush, Fencing Robot Spear, 4wd Tough, and Boxing Robot Atta are some of the robots children can build out of Probo Connect Kit Level 3.
Connect Kit Level 4: This level includes various C language programs, such as GULC and Probo Scratch, for easy and fun learning. F1 Car Spion, Suspension Car Lak, Bucket Excavator Blaster, Bike Robot Storm, Tank Robot Ct-1, Smart Mobility Molly, and Dinosaur Robot Alo are some of the robots children can build out of Probo Connect Kit Level 4.
Probo expanding to China, South-East Asia
The company started in 2011 as a dedicated educational robot manufacturer and developed robots with coding functions. Probo has developed, designed, and upgraded its various robotic educational products since its first product launch in 2012. Probo now, provides various robot making kits, coding learning tools, robot parts, sensors, and organizes coding competitions. To make robotics interesting and competitive Probo also organizes a Robot Championship annually attended by more than 800 participants.
After expanding the Probo Connect curriculum among school students in South Korea, Probo is launching Probo Connect in China and South-East Asia. The company has 33 branch offices in South Korea and an overseas subsidiary in China.
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