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Just landed - COZMO ROBOT at PB Tech
TweetPosted in Articles on 21/8/2017 (updated on 06/10/2017)
Available now at PB Tech, an adorable little robot we call COZMO!
He's a gifted little guy with an A.i of his own. A real-life robot, the like of which we’ve only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out with him. Some say he looks a little like WALL-E and you'd be right, to create Cozmo’s personality profile and many expressions, Anki employed the help of former Pixar animator Carlos Baena.
He’s ready to play, actually, he's a game playing machine (literally), and the more you interact with him the more new activities and upgrades will be unlocked.
But there's way more to little Cozmo than just games, he's built on powerful technology which lets him survey the world, explore it, and make decisions.
Mood affects decisions though, so think about things before ask him to pass the butter :P COZMO is built a bit like a mini mars rover, inside he's packing four motors and fifty gears, these give him remarkable pushing power as he explores and discovers the world around him.
He's much more than just a little bulldozer though, COZMO has got vision! He doesn't just see you, he'll get to know you... well, your face at least :) This is all made possible thanks to the app which includes some pretty sophisticated facial recognition software.
Thinking of getting an ANKI COZMO of your own, or using them in the classroom?
Here's what you NEED to know!
- Cozmo requires a compatible iOS or Android device to use, there is a list of tested devices available here.
- Programming the Cozmo has been made easier, even for those who have never done coding before. Everything Cozmo is capable of doing has been condensed into drag and drop blocks you can string together. See Code-Labs examples here.
- The Cozmo Software Development Kit (SDK) is FREE, any user with some technical know-how can harness Cozmo's advanced robotics hardware and software. You can check out the SDK here.
From ANKI: Driven by the vision of bringing a character to life in the real-world, we've worked incredibly hard to combine robotics, AI, and computer vision technologies into a consumer robot. Our realization of that vision is Cozmo, a real-life robot like you've only seen in movies, with a one-of-a-kind personality that evolves the more you hang out.