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Teddy Bear Calls On Wikipedia To Answer Children’s Tough Questions

Teddy Bear Calls On Wikipedia To Answer Children’s Tough Questions
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Educational toy contains a live link to one of the world's most extensive knowledge sources.

Ross Brooks
  • 19 february 2014

When people say educational toys, they are often referring to some form of tablet or electronic device that creates a disconnect between children and the world around them. WikiBear on the other hand, is an interactive teddy bear who draws on the power of Wikipedia to answer whatever questions children might have.

WikiBear is an adorable 11” brown teddy bear that features a moving mouth, as well as a built-in speaker with adjustable volume control. He uses a Bluetooth connection to link with a free app that runs on smartphones or tablets, which in turn gives him access to WikiPedia and sources of knowledge spread across the Internet.

 

He’s still a prototype, but apart from a few tweaks here and there, WikiBear should be available to buy at some point this summer. As pointed out by ChipChick, the fact he uses real-time information from Wikipedia means that it’s also an educational toy that will never be outdated, and hopefully, never lose it’s appeal where children are concerned.

Source: ChipChick

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