WonderBox by Duck Duck Moose (free, iOS only): One of the daily themes is about robots, so this one is a stretch for this topic, but it's a fantastic app, packed with content and opportunities for creation and I wanted to make sure you saw it.
Robots for iPad by IEEE (free, iPad only): Photos, videos and other information about actual robots that have been built and are being used.
Toca Robot Lab by Toca Boca ($2.99, iOS): Design a robot, then navigate through a simple maze, then do it again!
Robot Factory by Tinybop ($3.99, iOS): Similar concept to Toca Robot Lab, only TONS more options and the design choices you make actually affect the robot's abilities.
Endless Wordplay by Originator (free (with in-app purchase), Android & iOS): Adds a little round robot to the familiar cast of monsters
Odd Bot Out by Martin Magni ($1.99, Android, & iOS): My top pick of the night! This is a fantastic app for kids and adults to work on together. Lots of opportunities for problem solving!
Toontastic by Launchpad Games (free, iOS only): includes a few robots as characters. Great app for kids to play with and secretly learn about story arc's at the same time.
This month's "Take Home Box" included:
Machinarium by Amanita Design (Android and iOS, $4.99) – an excellent, long-play game with lots of problem solving puzzles. Parents should be aware that there are mild references to smoking and alcohol.
Trash Toys by Duckie Deck ($2.99, iOS & 99c Android) – this app is great to try out your robot design ideas from recycled objects!
Tonight's Craft: "Build-a-Bot Blocks"
My favorite was when this young artist designed his own parts in the blank spaces on the page. Yay!