The educational toy contains seven sensors, that can be utilsed via the companion app (iOS and Android) to perform a range of different functions. For example, it has a proximity sensor allowing it to avoid obstacles, and it can also be programmed to drive along a line.
I met a member of the Codie team at TechCrunch Disrupt in London. They were there to show off their wares, and he told me that they are doing their very best to ship as many units as possible to their first cohort of supporters. Those that pre-ordered a Codie robot back in May are among the very first to get their hands on one. Codie robots can be pre-ordered for €199 (£146/$218) via the company's website.
Codie isn't the only programmable robot aimed at kids. Others include Dynepod, Kano, Robotiky, Primo, and Play-i.