Anki Cozmo Robot Toy
There is a new robot for 2016/2017 called Cozmo. Moving on from the success of the little BB-8 robot last year (2015) which coincided with the release of Star Wars The Force Awakens movie comes Anki Cozmo.
Again the Cozmo robot is a small robot. When I first saw the images of Cozmo I thought it would be at least the size of a shoe box kind of like the old Big Trax was, in reality Cozmo is nearly pocket sized – but don’t let that put you off buying Cozmo.
Cozmo doesn’t just move around like a toy robot but he gets curious and explores. He doesn’t just learn; he can also plot and plan. He doesn’t just see you, he want to get to know you. So call him self-aware, call him almost human. Just don’t call him a toy. He’s a supercomputer on treads. And he’s fun on a whole new level. Well that’s what Anki the manufacturers say about Cozmo robot who are a robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) company.
Cozmo is a game playing machine and the more you get to know each other, the better it gets as new activities and upgrades are unlocked. Cozmo comes with Power Cubes to play with and he can challenge you with his favourite games of speed and skill, like Quick Tap, Memory Match, and Keepaway.
- Cozmo will get to learn your face and your name
- Cozmo will develop a unique personality the more you play with him.
- The more you play with Cozmo the more games you can access and the more upgrades you can unlock.
- Cozmo will also remember your favourite games.
- Cozmo will not store your information in the cloud – only locally.
The great thing about the Cozmo robot is that he is self-charging and ready to go out of the box. All you need to make Cozmo work is a compatible iOS or Android device. This can be a tablet or a phone.
- 1 Self-aware Cozmo robot
- 1 Drive-on/Drive-off charger
- 3 Interactive Power Cubes
Expect Cozmo to sell out everywhere. But the usual toy retailers will stock him such as The Toy Shop, John Lewis, Argos, Hamleys etc. But as he is an all round gadget he will also be stocked at gadget sites such as Firebox.
* Amazon offer free delivery if your are a Prime customer or spend over £10 on books or £20 on other products.
Please note: Cozmo requires a compatible iOS or Android device running the free Cozmo app. A game-playing, real-life robot Cozmo grows and develops his personality as you spend time together Develop coding skills as you develop Cozmo Say hello to Cozmo! The amazing new robot from Anki! He’s a real-life robot – your new best friend with a big personality that grows and evolves the more you hang out and spend time together! There’s nothing Cozmo likes more than to play games and he really plays to win! Play him at games such as Quick Tap and Keepaway. The Cozmo app is packed full of content and is constantly updating with new ways to play. Cozmo even brings his own toys to the game – three interactive Power Cubes that he’s always willing to share. But Cozmo does more than play games! Cozmo is a curious little robot that loves to explore his environment, and he doesn’t just learn – he plots and plans! Cozmo doesn’t just see you, he wants to play and hang out with you. New games and upgrades are unlocked the more you play. Learn to code as you play with Cozmo. You’ll need a free app and the processing power of your compatible mobile phone or tablet to access high level robotics functions that brings Cozmo to life. The Cozmo app is constantly being updated with new features. You can take your coding to the next level with the Cozmo SDK Beta – a connected robotics platform for makers, hobbyists, educators and researchers. But Cozmo is high-tech not technical – this is one easy-going robot. There are no parts to put together – he’s ready to go out of the box. All you’ll need is a compatible iOS or Android device. And things like safety, security, and durability have all been rigorously tested. Cozmo’s emotions aren’t random. They’re real and felt by everyone in the room. From curious to clever, persistent to playful, Cozmo has a big, big personality! The more you two hang out, the more he will develop new feelings. But watch out! If you ignore him, he’ll get bored and cranky! ? Get ready for Cozmo – a supercomputer on treads! In the box: 1 Cozmo Robot 1 charger 3 Power Cubes
Expect more robots in the coming year or so and interesting but a lot more expensive home robot is the Asus Zenbo and I’ll be writing more on Zenbo soon.