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Which toymaker is building robots for use by public safety workers?

Answer: A spinoff of a robot toymaker Sphero.

Sphero made a name for itself making robot toys, including the famous droids from the Star Wars franchise such as R2-D2 and BB-8. But now the company wants to up its game.

Sphero announced this week the creation of a spinoff company, Company Six. According to the press release, the new company will leverage its team members’ “experience used to bring more than 4 million robots to market at Sphero” in order to build robots for public safety. 

The company’s goal is to build robots that can be used in a variety of dangerous situations encountered by workers in fields including police, fire, EMT and the military.