People have been fascinated with robot toys for many years. Before the age of electronics, they were called automatons. Automatons were mechanical devices with gears, cogs, levers, and springs. Just like some of our clocks and toys today they needed to be wound up in order to work.
With Christmas just around the corner, moms and dads are acutely aware that they need to get that Christmas shopping done, especially for those gifts from Santa. Toys and video games were all the rage back in my day. I did not like arts & crafts gifts, or really anything that involved hands-on. However, with parents playing Mozart to their unborn child and teaching them math at age 2, there is definitely a concern that children need to be learning, all the time.