The Robot Factory by Tinybop 4+

Make incredible robots‪.‬

Tinybop Inc.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 309 Ratings
    • $3.99


Build robots and bring them to life! You can build the robots of your dreams with this open-ended digital construction kit! What kind of robot will you make?

Create robots. Test robots. Collect robots. Build with exoskeletons, zephyr mechanisms, hydrostatic tentacles, machinos locomotors, G-Force mixers, and more! Make any robot you can imagine! Robot cats. Robot samurais. Robot spies.

*** iPad App of the Year ***
*** iParents’ Choice Gold Award winner ***
*** i"We need more kids apps like Robot Factory" — WIRED
*** iCommon Sense Media: 5 stars, "Stellar sandbox"

Robot wizards. Robot lizards. Robot dancers. Robot doctors. Robot moonwalkers.

The Robot Factory is No. 1 in Tinybop’s Digital Toys series which let kids create their own worlds. Each Digital Toys app is an open-ended construction kit for kids to build, test, and play. Kids develop creative-thinking, problem-solving, and storytelling skills.

* Build thousands of different robots from 100 parts.
* Test your robots to see if they will (or won’t!) walk, run, hop, and fly.
* Try out physics-driven robot parts in real world situations; swap them out for different results.
* Colorize your robots with nine different color schemes.
* Record your own robot sounds.
* Collect your robots in your own showroom. Keep an eye on them, day or night!
* Send text messages with robot stickers! Free sticker pack is included.
* Make your robots dance.
* Intuitive, safe, and kid-friendly design.
* Multi-user system: each child can create and save their own robots.
* Entertaining for kids and adults alike — play and learn together!
* No in-app purchases or 3rd party advertising.
* Download The Robot Factory Technical Manual, in the app or on our website, for code of ethics and details about robot parts, gizmos, and tools.
* Original artwork by Owen Davey, the illustrator behind TwoDots.
* Original sound design.

Please note: to play with your robots on Apple TV, make sure you’re signed in to the same iCloud account on Apple TV as your iPad or iPhone.

Privacy Policy
We take your and your child’s privacy seriously. We do not collect or share personal information about your child. We do not allow any third-party advertising.

If the camera, microphone, and other services are used in an app, your information is not collected or distributed outside of the app.

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What’s New

Version 1.4.0

Updated for iOS 16!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
309 Ratings

309 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Kids (and kids at heart) can unleash their inner scientists with this captivatingly clever robot-creation kit, which features millions of different combinations for mechanical inventions. Whether you’re assembling a wheeled bot with laser guns for arms or a jolly jumping automaton with pogo-stick legs, taking your new bot on a walk through the woods will highlight the success—or the rough edges—of your design. While The Robot Factory teaches some nifty physics basics, we like to play around just for the pure fun of it.

melmalloy ,

Lots of fun

My 5-year-old really enjoys this app and figuring out how things work. It could use some more scenery options to move bots around in. Some reviewers want a bot battle option, but I love that it doesn't have one. Please keep it that way! There are plenty of fighting apps out there people can get. I'm tired of kids' apps being violent, and I'm glad this one isn't!

Developer Response ,

We're so happy to hear that your 5-year-old loves the app! We'd love to hear what kinds of scenery options you'd like to see. Please email us to at with any ideas 🙏 Thanks!

Djsiekcnskoe ,

One small suggestion

I haven’t played this game in forever but I still find it super enjoyable. I’ve only had one annoying problem, the arms on the robot may flip upside down when you attach them to the robot. So I was wondering if you could add a feature were you’re able to chose which way the arms turn instead of them turning upside down when you attach them to the robot. Thank you if you read this, I know it’s probably hard to read reviews when you guys have so many things to do but if you ever read this and maybe implement this feature into the game I would really appreciate it. I hope you guys have a wonderful day! 👍

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thanks for letting us know - the arms should be appearing the right way. Could you please email us at with some additional information so that we can figure our what is going on? Thanks!

App Privacy

The developer, Tinybop Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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