Robotical has secured a six-figure order for its educational robot.
In what marks the single biggest deal for the Edinburgh-based tech firm since it expanded into North America in 2021, 360 of its Marty bots have been rolled out in classrooms throughout the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD) estate – the largest school district in Orange County, California.
Pupils in the district’s 32 elementary schools and two new STEAM labs are now learning to code with Marty.
Hal Speed, head of North America at Robotical, said: “Marty is an extremely versatile resource that enables children from as young as four to learn to code in a fun and engaging way.
“We are delighted that CUSD has chosen to invest in Marty as their primary STEM learning tool and, having seen Marty in action, it seems both teachers and children are all really fired up to learn with Marty.”
Andrea Meissner, principal of Laguna Niguel elementary, commented: “When our kids learned to use the robots, you would have thought they were having a party.
“If the teachers had that much fun, I thought, so will the kids.”
International from the start, more than 10,000 Martys have now been sold with resellers across Europe, Africa, Asia and North and South America.
From screen-free coding through to advanced programming on Python, Marty is a flexible learning tool that grows with students.
Founded in 2016 by Dr Sandy Enoch, Robotical employs nine full-time and three part-time staff across development, design, sales and marketing and operations.