AI Playmate Cozmo Wants to Get to Know You
Anki on Monday introduced Cozmo, a little robot powered by an advanced artificial intelligence. Cozmo promises to be far more interactive than any toy robot that has been released to date.
Although the multidisciplinary team of roboticists, animators and game developers who designed Cozmo had play in mind, they noted that the combination of technology from toys, videogames and robotics represents a major leap forward. Anki's three creators all got their start at Carnegie Mellon's Robotic Institute.
Cozmo, which can nestle in the palm of your hand, has a "brain" -- technically its CPU -- that can process more data per second than all the Mars Rovers combined, his makers said. In addition, Cozmo has a playful personality. He's designed to react to emotions and even nudge users to play with him.