GEEK PICK: Anki Vector

Robotics pioneer Anki boosted its cute toy bot with new level of artificial intelligence. Since its founding in 2010 by three Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute grads, Anki has been at the forefront of realizing our robot-in-the-home reality—through disarmingly adorable toys. The company’s two-year-old Cozmo ($180), a manic little bulldozer bot that drives around and plays simple games, was the best-selling toy, by revenue, on Amazon in the U.S., U.K., and France in 2017, according to analysis by One Click Retail, and helped Anki bring in nearly $100 million in revenue last year. This October, Anki is releasing the $250 Vector. The palm-size bot looks like Cozmo, but inside it’s entirely different. The company spent years imbuing Vector with a humanlike ability to react and engage with both its environment and people. It’s designed for play—and a whole lot more. “We’ve always known that this is not a toy company,” says cofounder and CEO Boris Sofman.Rea

GEEK PICK: Anki Vector

Wed 17 Oct 18 from Geek.com

Vector, Ankiís cute robot companion, is available today

Anki's Vector, the $2 million Kickstarter darling, is out today, and he's ready to be your best friend. Vector is the follow-up to Anki's first Robot, Cozmo. While Cozmo ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Engadget

Anki Vector the mini robot rolls into homes today for $250 - CNET

Welcome home this autonomous robot who'll answer your questions and play games.

Mon 15 Oct 18 from CNET

Ankiís latest robot Vector is available today

Robotics company Anki is launching its Vector home robot today. The Vector first showed up on Kickstarter in August and received almost $2 million in funding. The Vector is the ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from The Verge

Ankiís cute Vector robot will include a mysterious Alexa integration

There are plenty of toy robots out on the market, but few are as endearing as the upcoming Anki Vector. Its big bright eyes are most reminiscent of the Pixar character Wall-E. But as ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Engadget

Anki will integrate Alexa into its robot companion Vector

When Anki unveiled its latest robot companion Vector earlier this year, the bot came with its own custom voice interface to better depict its playful character, said the company. But ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from The Verge

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Technology Generation Robot: Friend Request Robotics expert Grant Imahara visits San Francisco to meet with a company that is breaking the stereotypes of robots, and using ...

Wed 3 Oct 18 from Popular Science

You can buy Anki’s Vector robot helper now

The pint-sized, $250 robot doesn’t do much yet, but it’s endearing. Robotics startup Anki is ready to release its Vector robot helper to the world. The $250 robot is available ...

Mon 15 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

Anki’s best-selling toy bot just got a whole lot smarter

Robotics pioneer Anki boosted its cute toy bot with new level of artificial intelligence. Since its founding in 2010 by three Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute grads, Anki has been at the ...

Fri 12 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

Amazon’s Alexa will ride along in Anki’s Vector robot

Kickstarter backers asked if the forthcoming “characterful” companion bot could be a bit handier. Anki is obliging by making it into an Alexa device. Mechanized toymaker Anki will ...

Tue 9 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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