Anki Overdrive: Where A.I. Meets Toy Race Cars

A few years ago, robotics company Anki released its Anki Drive, a cutting-edge game that pit robot racing cars against one another, and with users controlling their vehicles through their smartphones. Anki Drive was perhaps one of the first games to implement features of artificial intelligence into a consumer game of physical cars.The company has recently released a new successor platform — Anki Overdrive — which features of a whole suite of improvements. The most notable is the track: The old Anki Drive game used a large vinyl track that was pretty limited in what kind of tracks gamers could create and race on. Overdrive uses a changeable track built from different pieces. The starter kit allows for eight different designs, and users can buy add-on pieces to create more…


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