REV review: Smartphone-controlled toy cars pit humans against AI in laser battles

Artificial intelligence has sped its way into almost every area of modern life – from healthcare to hospitality – so it’s not surprising to see the technology beginning to make serious in-roads into the world of toys. There’s already been a cuddly toy that can evolve its capabilities through an app described as “Siri on steroids”, robots that can perform basic tricks and tasks, and a Barbie doll capable of answering profound questions like: “Do you believe in God?” Now, a Hong Kong-based firm is bringing remote-controlled cars to life by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) elements into its toys, allowing them to compete against human players in laser battles. The Robotic Enhanced Vehicle (REV) were first unveiled by WowWee earlier this year at London’s annual Toy Fair, with the firm…


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