Anki, the Silicon Valley-based robotics and artificial intelligence company, announced it is bringing the future of consumer robotics to A/NZ.
Anki will be launching three of its critically-acclaimed products later this year.
The most exciting product is Cozmo, a small robot with a big brain, and an even bigger personality.
Cozmo is set to hit stores in late September.
In addition to Cozmo, Anki will be releasing a Cozmo Collector’s Edition with a liquid metal finish which will be available exclusively at JB Hi-Fi.
Cozmo is a small bot that fits in the palm of a user’s hand, however, Cozmo is marketed as having a big brain and an even bigger personality.
Anki says that he’s a real-life robot like you’ve only ever seen in movies.
Cozmo is the result of more than six years of research and development by a team made up of roboticists, film animators, game developers and designers.
Cozmo supposedly has a brain that processes more data per second than all the Mars rovers combined.
Anki promising that this robot is always ready to play and interact.
One of the most exciting things about Cozmo is that the more he and his human friends get to know each other, the more skilled he’ll become, and the more content Cozmo owners can unlock.
The free Cozmo app, which is compatible with iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices, comes packed with gameplay content and constantly introduces new ways to play.
Boris Sofman, Anki co-founder says, “Cozmo is bringing advanced robotics into the home in an engaging and emotive way.
“He has been intricately designed to have a deep personality and character traits like the robots that we’ve come to love in Hollywood films, and we’re incredibly excited for everyone to meet him.”
Anki is harnessing robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver experiences that push the boundaries of the human experience.
Founded in 2010 by three Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute graduates, Anki creates consumer experiences using cutting-edge technology that was once confined to robotics labs and research institutes.
The company boasts a renowned team of investors that has repeatedly demonstrated its confidence in the company.
Anki’s robots have been available in America for a while now and it is exciting to see Cozmo finally make his way to A/NZ.