- Compatible iOS or Android device and free downloadable Cozmo app required. New games and upgrades are unlocked the more you play.
- Durability and security have been rigorously tested.
- The Cozmo SDK Beta is a connected robotics platform for makers, hobbyists, educators and researchers. More details at developer.anki.com.
- 1 Cozmo robot; 1 Charger; 3 Power Cubes.
Released in mid-October last year by robotics start up Anki, Cozmo is an artificial intelligence (AI) toy which learns and develops the more you interact with it.
What’s Cozmo all about?
Play games, hang out, develop Cozmo’s personality and experience what it’s like to have your own unique robot friend. Anki’s goal is to bring AI out of labs and into peoples lives, and with Cozmo, they do just that. It’s like having your own little Wall-E roaming around the house!
What’s great about Cozmo is that he has features to suit all ages. Simple games make him fun for the younger ones and those new to robotics. However, by using the Cozmo Software Development Kit (SDK), you can programme new experiences, games and more into the software. This will provide entertainment for the brainier kids, and adults too!
- Evolving Personality – The advanced AI technology in Cozmo allows him to learn and develop every time you play. The more you hang out, the more he will develop his own unique personality!
- Teach Cozmo New Skills & Moves – As you play you gain points which you can use to unlock Core Upgrades like new skills & behaviours.
- Diverse Emotions – Sometimes it’s easy to forget that Cozmo is a robot. Hundreds of complex emotions based on his surroundings are conveyed through his facial display and unique voice tones. If he wins a game, he’s happy, loses and he strops (only for a little while!). When bored, he will nudge you to play, ignore him and he gets cranky. The list goes on…
- Facial Recognition – The 30 FPS VGA camera & high tech software allow Cozmo to recognise and remember your face. He can even learn your name and call out to you!
- Simple set up – Just get him out the box, download the app and you’re ready to go!
- Play Games – Two games, Quick tap & Keepaway, are not as easy to win as you might think! As you play you can unlock higher difficulty levels which keeps things interesting.
- Regular Updates – Anki regularly add new content to the app to keep things fresh.
- Adventure Mode – After a while you can unlock this awesome mode which lets you drive Cozmo round like a remote control car. See the world from his perspective!
- Cozmo Software Development Kit (SDK) – This is definitely the most exciting part about Cozmo. The SDK robotics platform allows you to tap into the software and create your own unique experiences. Anki include 10+ example scripts to help you get started, one teaches Cozmo to patrol your room for intruders and another to sing scales! However, you can also write your own custom scripts. Furthermore, the ability to connect Cozmo third-party APIs like Twitter, Hue, and IFTTT expands what you can do even more. Find out more about the SDK here.
This ambitious new project from Anki does not fail to disappoint. Suitable for all ages and abilities, he really is a gift for all the family! Some might think Cozmo is expensive for a toy, but this is so much more than that. It’s the beginning of a new generation of toys that learn and develop.
But the most exciting part is yet to come. With applications from simply learning to code, to academic research the SDK robotics platform is where the full potential of this little robot will be unlocked. In the future, it’s possible that developers will be able to upload their own custom scripts to the app for all to access. Again, this just expands the potential use you will get out of Cozmo. Are you ready for the adventure?
What might we expect for Anki Cozmo Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2017?
Anki’s release of Cozmo brings children and adults one step closer to having a cute robot companion we thought only possible in Disney movies. It’s the second toy released by Anki, but has become very popular in a short space of time. For this reason, we predict strong demand for Cozmo this Black Friday & Cyber Monday. Therefore we suggest you to purchase Cozmo as soon as you see a discount!
Anki have also released a special Cozmo Collectors Edition in Black, which we are hoping will also be available during the Black Friday discounts. We keep this page updated with as Black Friday draws closer, so keep checking back for any deal news on Cozmo this November.