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The Anki Cosmo is a small robot with artificial intelligence, learning potential and its own toy that can be ordered or bought in stores in Germany in September 2017. However, the first tests and reviews of the Anki Cozmo are already available, also in German. Here I have summarized a few user opinions and experiences for you so that you know whether it is worth buying the toy robot with AI. Tip: especially the videos give a good impression of Anki Cozmo.
The Anki Cozmo is marketed as a small, playful robot that, equipped with artificial intelligence, learns more and more over time. In addition, he should be cheeky, i.e. not always comply with all requests immediately. There are also three boxes included as toys. The Cozmo can stack, drive around or knock over these.
Because in addition to the wheels, he also brings a lifting arm as an interactive tool. When the Cozmo isn't being entertained by people (or vice versa), he can keep himself busy. The communication between humans and robots works also and above all via a App, which is available for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.
You won't find a detailed data sheet for the Anki Cozmo; However, there are individual details about the device from the manufacturer, which I have compiled for you here:
The scope of delivery includes the Cozmo robot, a Charging cradle and the three interactive power cubes. A cable is also required for the charging cradle; this can also be connected to a PC or Mac. If you want to test the Anki Cozmo, you need an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet or an Amazon Kindle with app function. Then you load the corresponding app and you're ready to go.
You can already order the robot from Amazon as a US import. At some electronics retailers such as Media Markt, it is also already possible to pre-order for the release in Germany. The prices are different, especially when it comes to current imports. On Amazon you are currently with around 300 euros. If you can wait until September, you'd better pay the retail price of 229,99 euros. For this price, the Anki Cozmo is available in a white-and-red combination or as a Collector's Edition in black.
A separate test from Apfelot is not yet available; but certainly something that will be kept in mind until September if you have the appropriate account balance;) Until then, I would like to summarize a few findings from tests that are already available:
The hamster-sized robot can be compared to WALL-E. It's cute, but also sometimes unpredictable. Because he can certainly master tasks and keep himself busy, but when stubbornness comes over him, then he just lets it go. He can also freak out if he loses in a game. If he is alone too much, he annoys around. But the more you deal with it, the more it interacts and the more emotions and tricks it can do.
When fully occupied, the battery lasts approx. 1,5 hours; it is loaded in 8 minutes. It can only be used via the app; there is no voice control. This would require a cloud service - Anki is also concerned with data protection with the lack of speech recognition. However, users can use the software development kit (SDK) to break new ground with the robot, largely without any programming knowledge. The source for the last two paragraphs is ComputerBILD.de.
I'll spare you a summary of the article by Curved, because the editorial team has a corresponding video. It shows data, facts and impressions as well as the Anki Cozmo in action:
What do you think of the little fellow with his cute but stubborn behavior? Do you think that it offers long-term potential for a varied occupation or is playing with it boring? The manufacturer at least promises that there will always be new tasks, puzzles, games and other interactions. And maybe there will be other accessories in addition to the Power Cubes in the future ... what do you think? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic;)
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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