Anki one of the best creator in artificial intelligence robot is coming to Australia. This company had been push the boundaries of what we’ve been experience in gaming and robotic industries. With the lastest success from Overdrive series which engage user with real life racing experience using toy car and using your smartphone as controller, now they come with another invention called Cozmo that released October 2016 in the US and now they are coming to Australia.
Who is ANKI?
Anki is one of the top 10 most innovative companies in robotic industries. Their products and cutting edge technology had become top 4 best-selling premium toys during 2016 holiday season in the US. This without a doubt their products range is the most wanted brand and the best gift for child and adult. The most exciting part is that they come to Australia, the perfect time preparing for Christmas gift.
What is Cozmo?
Ever looking for a robot buddy with emotion? Cozmo is a super computer sidekick created from more than 300 parts combined together that will standby by your side. Thanks to artificial intelligence, it can have hundreds of emotion and personality. This robot can evolve and develop unique personality the more you interact with it.
This Unique robot is designed to be able recognize the owner, call your name, making hundreds of emotions, play with you and more.
When Cozmo on standby, it can become an explorer. It can read surrounding, learn your face, call your name and more. When you want to engage with it, you can either play with the power cubes challenge Cozmo with a game or do a task. This will make a perfect companion for your kids and become part of your family.
What else Cozmo can do?
Other than have Artificial inteligence, the Cozmo have a build in Cozmo Code Lab app that will help and provides users oportunity to be thoughtful and play with logic based programming approach. This will can challange user to solve an issue, writing a sophisticated programs such as moving blocks, create action, movements or animation. This will let children or adult create an experiment with Cosmo and imagine using a define set of rules.
Using this app, you can control all the cozmo movement from simple forward or backward to intelligent motions such as avoiding obstacles, push and more.
The other interesting is that you can control it from events based intelligent actions such as smile, frown or using the cubes to trigger a reaction or specific emotion that you can control within the app. Also, with dozens of animations to make your Cozmo’s personality your best robot buddy.
According to Anki, all the tests are running at least:
- iOS 9.3.5
- Android 5 (Lollipop)
- Fire OS 188.8.131.52
These following devices are tested and works perfectly for Cozmo:
- iOS 9
- Android 4.4 (Kit Kat) †
- Fire OS 4 (Android 4.4.2)
For more information you can visit Anki website for compatibility
Price and release date in Australia
The official release date for Cozmo in Australia is 29 September 2017 and if you’re order from Syntricate, all purchase will be shipped out during first week of October.
Cozmo price is AU$319.95 and you will get the Cozmo Robot, 3 interactive power cubes and 1 charger.
Other accessories also available such as carry case