TROBO the Storytelling Robot

A project in Winter Park, FL by Team TROBO

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TROBO is a huggable talking plush robot and interactive storytelling app to get kids excited about science in the world around them.
Backers: 471
Average Pledge Per Backer: $130

Funded: $61,060 of $60,000
Dates: Sep 3rd -> Oct 6th (34 days)
Project By: Team TROBO
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Latest News

TROBO Net Worth 2023: What Happened Inside The Tank? 

September 26th - via:
To all the parents around the world who face difficulty in controlling their kids from playing PC games, want to prevent your little ones from that? TROBO toy is a solution to your worries! (Read More)

Toy robot Trobo introduces kids to STEM subjects

October 28th - via:
Part plush toy, part iPad app, Trobo blends cuddliness and science to answer the types of questions little kids think to ask. (Read More)

Stay in Touch and Last Day

October 5th - via:
Here we are on our last day of the Kickstarter, and you all have been truly amazing.  Thank you once more to everyone who has increased their pledges. We reached 80% before midnight last night!  And THANK YOU, EVERYONE for supporting us and this... (Read More)

1 Day Left - We Can Do It!

October 5th - via:
Wow, here we are!  We have 1 day and a few hours left.  We're still reaching new people, with a whole stack of news articles on our press page.  We have articles in 8 other languages!  We've gotten interest from CNN, Good Morning America, and... (Read More)

Jumping Jacks Video with TROBO, and 2 Days Left

October 4th - via:
2 Days Left - please remind your friends Please continue to tell your friends, family and networks.  We're making great progress, and together we can finish above our goal.  To help you spread the word, here's some cool stuff to tell your friends... (Read More)

Our Male TROBO's New Name, Wordpress, and 3 Days Left

October 2nd - via:
Congratulations to Suzanne Crew for picking the winning name!  Close followers were Niko, Tesla, Franklin, and Pascal.  Thank you to everyone who gave us name ideas.  As we build new TROBOs, we'll refer to the entire list to see if we can find a... (Read More)

The Making of Curie, last day to Vote on TROBO names, and 4 days left

October 2nd - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Our 1st 5 Stories, Free TROBOs for Schools, & 5 Days Left

September 30th - via:
YAY!!!  We're excited to announce the first 5 stories TROBO will ever tell.  You, our amazing Backers have set the future direction of TROBO.  The envelope please...  and the winners are:  You can help by sharing a link to this update with your... (Read More)

TROBO's Origin Trailer & 6 Days Left

September 30th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

TROBO's New Name Survey & 7 Days Left

September 28th - via:
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September 23rd - via:
BIG NEWS:  We've been notified that we cannot legally use the "Edison" name.  We both have tremendous admiration for Thomas Edison and tried to obtain a license for the name.  But we were unsuccessful, so we're announcing a HUGE contest today!... (Read More)

Get This Original Artwork

September 23rd - via:
To celebrate reaching the 50% milestone, we are giving away this one-of-a-kind artwork. To help us get to 100% as quickly as possible, we want to encourage you to spread the word to your friends now.  The first person who gets 5 new people to... (Read More)

WE ARE OVER 50% FUNDED!!! (and we need your story ideas!)

September 23rd - via:
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September 21st - via:
You spoke, and we listened. Here are our latest stretch goals. As TROBO strides to the finish line, help us give you these extra apps and features by telling your friends about TROBO or increasing your pledge.  Only two weeks to go!  Note for... (Read More)


September 19th - via:
Hi, We are featured on the front page of Tech Crunch magazine!  This is NATIONAL coverage and has the potential to push us over the top.  Please follow the instructions in our video above to keep our article ranked at the top of their site, so... (Read More)

BONUS: Get Your Name on TROBO's Box

September 17th - via:
Those of you who order (or have already ordered) a reward that includes a TROBO by Sunday will get your name on TROBO's first box!  Stake your claim to a piece of history and show your friends that you knew TROBO before TROBO was cool.   Notes:... (Read More)

We've surpassed 200 Backers and are at Maker Faire Orlando this weekend!

September 9th - via:
Hi Everyone, Yesterday we passed 200 backers!  That means 200 people share a vision in TROBO, a future where our children can learn about science and engineering with a cuddly friend while spending quality time on a tablet.  You helped us get here,... (Read More)

NEXT GOAL: 40% or 200 Backers

September 9th - via:
Hey Gang, We're nearly to 40% funding or 200 backers.  We've created a behind the scenes look exclusive for backers, that shows you how we got to Edison's current design from scratch to plushy, called "Making Plushies".  Tell you friends they can... (Read More)

ABC Kids Show Starts Today: Stretch Goal

September 5th - via:
Hey Backers! Today is the first day of the ABC Kids Expo, the largest juvenile products show in the country. We were invited to display in their Invention Connection Showcase . We'll put TROBO in the hands of tons of buyers and media; see the... (Read More)


September 4th - via:
Hi Everyone! We're writing to say one thing: YOU. ARE. UNSTOPPABLE. You helped TROBO raise over $20,000 in less than 48 hours!  Mind blowing.  Thank you so much! We made this quick video to thank you and give you a look behind the scenes. Check it... (Read More)


September 3rd - via:
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