September 11, 2017 – Synnex has announced a partnership with UBTECH Robotics, the industry leader in artificial intelligence and humanoid robotics. As part of the agreement, Synnex will distribute UBTECH’s Alpha and Jimu range of robots in Australia from September 2017.

UBTECH’s eco-friendly Alpha 1, a programmable humanoid Robot and UBTECH’s Jimu Robot Kits, an interactive robotic building block systems are geared for both education and entertainment.

With the introduction of the Federal Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda and an increasing focus on the STEM/STEAM curriculum in Australian schools, robotic programs have become an engaging and interactive way to introduce STEM/STEAM material to students.

The Jimu Robot series reflect UBTECH’s commitment to science, technology, engineering,  mathematics and arts (STEM/STEAM) learning. The robots teach children how to design, build, code and to understand how to rapid prototype, allowing them to train for skills and jobs that don’t exist yet.

In partnership with UBTECH, Synnex will offer a comprehensive range of products and solutions, specifically designed to meet the needs of the STEM curriculum, to resellers and partners. The products will be available through major consumer electronic stores, toy retailers, and department stores.

Jay Ko, product director, Synnex Australia, said, “UBTECH’s product range will deliver key robotic learning skills in a fun and engaging way. Sophisticated tech-toys have also been identified as one of the ‘hot gifts’ for 2017. Synnex is confident the Alpha and Jimu range from UBTECH will be an enormous success in both the education and retail markets.”

Warren Wang, Chief Operating Officer, UBTECH Robotics, said, “As a leading AI and humanoid robotic enterprise, UBTECH is seeking for strategic partners globally just like Synnex. We strongly believe that with Synnex’s local market coverage and experience, we are much closer to our vision of bringing robots into every home.”

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