There are many ways one can learn programming concepts, like from books, from ebooks, from interactive online tutorials, from videos etc. But you ever think to learn programming concepts from a robot. So now its time to change the mode of learning to future generation. Meet Codie -\u00a0 a rolling and programmable robot which is controlled via a mobile application for iOS or Android. Codie was developed by\u00a0Codie Labs, which was founded in\u00a0February 2013 by serial entrepreneur Andr\u00e1s Holl\u00f3 and a friend he met in university, \u00c1d\u00e1m Lip\u00e9cz with an idea of giving\u00a0a simple introduction to programming concepts to\u00a0children ages 6 through 15\u00a0through an easy-to-use app interface involving colorful drag-and-drop blocks that represent various actions you can take with the robot. Also Read :\u00a0Power Paper \u2013 A Paper to Store Electricity Coming Soon Image Credits : TechCrunch The robot itself has a wooden exterior, two treads that allow to easily traverse flat surfaces (and some less-than-flat ones), and custom internals that include proximity sensors, a microphone and line readers that can \u201csee\u201d any graphical markings on the ground. An LED light on the top of the robot can also be customized to display different colors, using the mobile application. Also Read :\u00a0Google Says its Quantum Computer is More Than 100 Million Times Faster Than a Conventional PC Coide, as the robot is called, gets around pretty quickly. He\u2019s as fast as a little race car, and can be controlled either through the programs a child writes in the app or through a manual interface that includes an on-screen joystick that you can use to direct his movements. What Codie Do? To write a program, kids drag blocks onto the app\u2019s screen to dictate actions like \u201cmove,\u201d \u201cturn,\u201d \u201cdecide,\u201d \u201cwait,\u201d \u201csound,\u201d and more. The blocks are connected with arrows, and, when tapped, kids can also customize the actions themselves in more detail to do things like adjust the speed, distance, color, brightness and much more. Image Credits : TechCrunch Also Read :\u00a0Meet World\u2019s First Android Smartphone With Massive 10000 mAh Battery In addition, the programming language teaches larger coding concepts like \u201cif, then, else\u2026\u201d decisions, or looping, for example.When you have completed a program, you can give it a name and save it for future use. Holl\u00f3 tells us Codie Labs raised funding for the project from an institutional investor in Hungary and an individual angel, totaling $250,000 USD. The startup also ran a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this spring which reached $96,000 and allowed them to sell over 500 robots via pre-orders. He says that most of those robots will be shipping by Christmas this year, or early 2016. The robots themselves are $199 euros (or roughly $216 USD.) https:\/\/youtu.be\/Jj5GKCavdeM Also Read :\u00a0New Study Claims Merely Visiting Piracy Sites can Place a User\u2019s Computer at Risk So what do you think about this programming buddy Codie. Does it will a proper coding tutor for kids?\u00a0We\u2019d love to hear from you in the comments!