The high-IQ society named the coding robot an honorary member — the third fictional character to receive the honor, joining Lisa Simpson from The Simpsons and Mr. Peabody from DreamWorks’ Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
Artie 3000 made its debut at CES in January, quickly building buzz through Toy Fair season. Kids can watch Artie draw what’s been coded, line by line, moving forward, backward, and spinning in any direction while lifting and lowering one of four thin-tip, colored markers. Beyond free-form coding, Artie is pre-programmed with a variety of designs such as numbers and letters, shapes, games, and line-art for coloring.
Additionally, Mensa For Kids and Educational Insights collaborated on a series of Artie activities for professional educators and parents alike, all downloadable at www.codewithartie.com.
American Mensa will be at the 2019 Licensing Expo, taking place from June 4 to 6, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The organization currently works with licensing partners including Educational Insights, Hasbro, Match.com, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Skyhorse Publishing. Mensa is seeking partners in a variety of categories and will exhibit at booth No. O51.