Anki’s small Cozmo robot has AI, emotions

Anki, a company that made a splash with AI-controlled Overdrive toy racing cars in 2015, now has a follow-up product called Cozmo. It’s a palm-size robot that will hit home with fans of the film Wall-E. And, much like Wall-E, Cozmo’s expressiveness could be the magic that makes it feel like part of the family. Anki was known for the artificial intelligence that powered its smart (toy) cars, and now gives that AI a cuddly personality. Cozmo can recognize and remember your face and your name, making it feel almost like a pet dog. It can’t actually speak, but it can get the message across in different ways. Screenshot by Jacob Krol/CNET Cozmo has emotions: Happy, Sad, Mad, Angry, Glad, Annoyed and plenty of others. The brain inside of the…


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