Anki is harnessing robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to bring to life consumer products with unprecedented level of intellect and interactive capabilities. 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 stable 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.
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Cozmo Code Lab provides opportunities for thoughtful and logic-based play as kids are challenged to approach programming much like a real programmer. Writing sophisticated programs requires a programmer to define a set of rules to solve an issue. Code Lab challenges kids to find a solution to prescribed prompts by moving the blocks into an appropriate sequence. It also allows them to experiment with Cozmo to create whatever content they can imagine. Each block represents a specific action, movement, or animation including:
● Movement: Make Cozmo drive, from simple forward/backward/turns to intelligent motions like avoiding obstacles
● Actions: Control his body, from moving his lift and head, to changing lights or having him say short phrases
● Animations: Access dozens of the animations that make Cozmo's personality, created by a team of film and gaming animators
● Events: Trigger highly intelligent actions like having Cozmo react to a face, a smile, or a frown, or use his cubes to trigger a reaction
Code Lab for Cozmo is based on Scratch Blocks, a project of the MIT Media Lab, used by millions of people around the world. With Code Lab, Cozmo owners can start out with very simple programs, but then move into extremely sophisticated coding projects like creating entirely new games for the robot.
Cozmo refuses to sit tight and wait for the fun to begin. He’s ready to play. The more Cozmo gets to know his human friend, the more skilled he becomes as new abilities and upgrades are unlocked. The free-to-download Cozmo app, which runs on compatible iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices, comes packed with gameplay content and constantly introduces new ways to play. Cozmo even brings his own toys to the game — three interactive Power Cubes that he’s willing to share. So whether he’s playing with his Cubes or challenging his human friend to one of the many games he ships with, he’s always ready for action. New Cozmo abilities and game modes are introduced via free software updates, which ensures that the relationship between Cozmo and his human friend stays fresh