Clementoni Mio The Robot (Science Museum)

Mio the Robot - Metal detecting toy by Clementino in association with the British Science Museum Mio the Robot - Science Museum Clementino Robot Kit


Name/s: Mio the Robot
Brand: Clementoni (in association with the British Science Museum)
Origin: Italy
First sighting: 2016
Class: Model Kit Robots, Programmable Robots
Height: 14cm approx.
Weight: 270g
Materials: Plastic
Power: Battery powered (4 AAA batteries)

Primary Functions

  • Programmable movement using buttons on printed circuit board
  • Flashing eyes
  • Swappable detachable arms and hands: 1 metal detecting (magnetic) arm, 2 claw gripping hands, 1 pen gripping hand

Other Features

  • Poseable arms and head
  • Rubber tyres around wheels


Clementoni is an Italian firm best known for creating educational toys for kids. Mio the Robot is part of a range of toy robot kits they have produced in conjunction with the British Science Museum.

Videos featuring Mio the Robot

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Building MIO THE ROBOT // The Science Museum Metal Detecting Toy

In this video I build MIO THE ROBOT, an educational toy robot by Clementoni that’s approved by none other than the British Science Museum – COOL! Mio is a small electronic robot that can be programmed to follow your instructions and move along a set path. Mio has interchangeable hands and arms so it can also hold a pen to do some drawing and a magnetic arm for a spot of metal detecting! Let me know what you think of Mio the Robot in the comments below and thanks for watching!

MIO THE ROBOT Learns How To Draw and Write

In this video I program MIO THE ROBOT to draw and write like a true artist! Well… kinda. It took a lot of trial and error but I eventually worked out some cool things you can do with Mio and a felt tip pen.

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