Robotics company Anki is launching its Vector Home Robot today. Vector first appeared in Kickstarter in August and received almost $ 2 million in funding.
The vector is the successor to Cozmo, Anki's first robot toy. The company is also famous for its overdrive RC cars. However, Vector is awakened as a home friend rather than a toy. Linked to the cloud, Amazon Alexa even wrote digital assisted queries such as asking weather or a start timer. The voice command "Hey Vector" can be used to activate the robot and respond with eye contact and computerized voice. Unlike other digital assistants, Vector's distinctive functionality is autonomous and works like a cute pet to chirp and poke. It is equipped with a 720p camera that allows you to recognize your surroundings when you are browsing your home or tabletop. If the Vector is low on battery, it will return to the charging dock included in the package.
Anki is planning other features of Vector, including personal contact messaging, security camera integration, and tile support. Vectors cost $ 249.99 from Amazon or Anki's website and require a Wi-Fi connection with your iOS or Android device.