This cute little robot has become one of the great tech toys since it was released a few years ago. There are now several options available since it was first released. Red and Blue versions as well as the black Anki Vector
Anki are known for their smartphone guided Overdrive car racing sets and have driven the boundaries of consumer robotics and AI (Artificial Intelligence) with Cozmo.
These experts describe the Cozmo Robotic as like having a robot from a movie [think Wall-E] in your own home.
The robot is vehicle shaped like a mini bulldozer and is controlled by use of a smartphone. When it is delivered it will come with the robot, a battery charger and three power blocks that are used for gameplay and interaction with the robot.
When it was released it was priced at $180 and the price has dropped a good bit for what is now described as old packaging. This original version is currently listed around $108.
This is the old packaging version which has 4.3 stars on Amazon from 1466 reviews. An excellent rating. .
There are several newer versions of Anki Cozmo two of them in Red and Blue can be found here. Listed at up to $180.
These have a 4.3 star rating from over 1000 reviews as well as being an Amazon Choice item. Available from 16 sellers.
But if you really want to step up a class there is the Black Anki Vector here This little unit with its green eye will intrigue.
Who Exactly Would Buy It?
Anki recommend Cozmo for 8 years old and up. Our team think it will interest most kids and adults who are attracted to cutting edge technology toys. It should also interest anyone interested in robotics and AI intelligence.
Things We Like About Cozmo.
There is so much to like about this gadget, actually calling Cosmo or Vector a gadget would be doing them an injustice.
First up it includes facial recognition built in so it recognizes you when it wakes up from its battery charger. When it is charging Cozmo snores too!
The point is that Cozmo has so many fun features that we have no idea where to start. What we absolutely like about him is that he really feels like a pet or young child. We reckon it’s a boy robot but you may disagree.
You will likely begin to feel emotionally connected to him. He investigates and mopes if you don’t give him enough attention. He enjoys games with you and always remembers the ones you prefer.
The more you have interaction with him the more different emotions he displays and as you play games, new ones unlock.
Your details are secure and are never shared. Cozmo uses a local device to device connection so your particulars can’t be accessed.
Details We Did Not Like Regarding Cozmo.
Cozmo is really very small – Anki have never hidden this point they actually point out the robot vehicle as palm size. The good thing about this is that Cozmo is readily portable so it can be transported with ease.
Is It really Worth The Cash?
If you or your kids are into technology gadgets this is really going to be a must have on your list and you are likely going to has plenty of envy once you find others using it.
For amateur robotics engineers they will certainly think they have died and gone to wonderland with this A1 robot.
Where Can I Buy It?
Available from Amazon and other sellers on the site you can order it here right now.
Because this is an app based robot it will be regularly updated with fresh functions. So there is plenty of longevity and it won’t be a gadget that is left to collect dust.
For individuals interested in robotics or budding game designers Cosmo will be on their ‘Must Have List’.
Anki have rigorously validated Cozmo and this robot is likely to revolutionize home consumer robotics.
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