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Anki’s Vector Robot is Autonomous Home Robot

Anki is now releasing an autonomous Home Robot named as Vector. Vector is the most advanced home robot ever made—at a price that means you can actually bring him home. He’s a curious little guy who is aware of his surroundings. He can see, hear, and feel, allowing him to react naturally to the world around him.

Vector’s main activity is tootling around on a table and investigating its surroundings. Using a combination of sensors, it builds a little map of its surroundings. If it detects a new object, it’ll go check it out and see if it can be pushed around. It pays attention to sound and is able to recognize faces. It’s more self-sufficient than the Cozmo robot; it’s able to find its charger on its own.

Vector responds to your voice. Just say “Hey Vector” to activate him and he’ll instantly perk up. His backpack will light up as soon as he hears you and he’ll be ready for further instruction. Everything we can do to confirm that a robot that’s alive and excited to explore can survive the real-world environment that is your home.


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That’s going to be pretty annoying for all Anki’s customers who just bought a Cosmo robot, which was sold as being their latest, greatest product.


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I don’ think so, Cozmo is totally different from Vector. Cozmo’s apperance and some techniques may be used in this vector robot. Cozmo is a toy for children and Vector is the home Robot.


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They must have changed their marketing for it. I saw Anki demonstrating Cozmo at the recent CogX conference in London. There was no indication it was a toy for children.


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I think the first appearance of Cosmo left me wondering whether it was actually a tiny robot for experimenters or a rather high priced toy.

Now that I’ve seen several videos explaining the differences between the two, it has become much clearer. That being said, Cosmo is still a pretty high priced toy but then again, there are a LOT of kids running around with $600 - $800 Smart Phones! Toys?

I’m not sure of the Price of this Vector bot but it does have a lot of pretty cool techy features inside!
Demand dictates Price so let your conscious (and your pocketbook) be your guide! wink


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