ROBOT INVASION: ANKI ANNOUNCES COZMO COMING TO UK IN SEPTEMBER 2017
Charming and mischievous, Cozmo is a real-life robot like you’ve only seen in movies, designed with fun and friendship in mind. Cozmo is one of the most sophisticated consumer robots available, developed by a leading team of Ph.D. roboticists, world-class animators, and renowned game developers.
Those seeking a rambunctious robotic sidekick with an extraordinary intelligence and astounding interaction can pre-order their own Cozmo robot now from www.anki.com for £199.99. To celebrate the global roll-out of Cozmo, Anki is also releasing a Cozmo Collector’s Edition, available for pre-order now, exclusively from Anki and Argos.
“Bringing together technology, artificial intelligence, game design, and cinematic wonder Cozmo rewrites the rule book for consumer robotics,” said Boris Sofman, CEO and co-founder, Anki. “The level of depth, personality, and interactivity is the cornerstone to why Cozmo has stolen the hearts of fans, and we’re excited for Cozmo to show the UK just what he can do.”
Life with Cozmo
Cozmo refuses to sit tight and wait for fun. He’s ready to play. The more Cozmo gets to know you and your surroundings, the more skilled he becomes as new abilities are unlocked and free upgrades added. The free-to-downloadCozmo app, which runs on compatible iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices, comes packed full of exciting content and constantly introduces new ways to play. Cozmo even brings his own toys to the game — three interactive Power Cubes that he’s always up for sharing. So whether he’s playing with his Cubes or challenging you to one of the many games available, this state of the art little guy is always ready for action.
Hundreds of Emotions. A Few Tricks Up His Sleeves.
Cozmo’s emotions aren’t random. His unique personality, driven by powerful A.I., is brought to life with complex facial expressions, a host of emotions and even his own emotive language. His vision system and sophisticated facial recognition software allows him to constantly scan his environment and recognise people. His eyes even light up when he sees a familiar face. Cozmo also comes with his own dynamic soundtrack that matches his mood and corresponds with the games and activities, elevating playtime to a uniquely cinematic experience.
Designing a successful robotics platform takes careful consideration of a multitude of factors. A key feature of Cozmo, which brings the magic of programming to life is the Cozmo Software Development Kit (SDK). The Cozmo SDK gives users unprecedented access to robotics in a highly versatile package. It’s powerful but easy to use, complex but not complicated, and can be used in industries ranging from entertainment to academia. The Cozmo SDK is available at no additional cost. For more information, visit: developer.anki.com.
Price & Availability
At launch, Cozmo will retail for £199.99 and ship with one base charger and three interactive Power Cubes. Cozmo will be available in September 2017 in the U.K. and for a full list of compatible devices, visit here. Safety, security, and durability have all been rigorously tested.
Anki is harnessing robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver magical 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. Current investors include: J.P. Morgan, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, and Two Sigma. For more information, visit www.anki.com.