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Our aim is to bring Artificial Intelligence out of labs and into people’s everyday lives. This blog is where we’ll share the stories, challenges and achievements that make this ambition such an interesting ride.

Meghan McDowell

Meghan
McDowell

Director of
Program
Management,
Anki

NOVEMBER 16TH, 2018

Vector Updates, Upcoming Deal for Black Friday, and Alexa Integration Coming Soon!

With the holidays right around the corner, big things are coming for our newest robot, Vector! Because he is cloud-connected, your little robot is always learning and improving with new features and ways for you to engage with him. One of the most requested features from users has been an integration with Alexa.

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MJ Chun

MJ
Chun

Product
Management
Director
Anki

OCTOBER 30TH, 2018

Check Out Our New Update for Cozmo!

A bag full of candy may make for a delightful treat, but do you know what’s an even sweeter treat? How about a new update for Cozmo, just in time for Halloween! Rolling out to Cozmo owners today, the release includes a slew of changes that will help you discover the most relevant and engaging content faster within the companion app.
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BORIS SOFMAN

BORIS
SOFMAN

CEO & co-founder
Anki

OCTOBER 9TH, 2018

Hey Vector — The Good Robot

With Anki’s diverse team and deep understanding and background in robotics, we don’t just get to imagine a future where we coexist with robots, we can help create it. The home robotics space is in its infancy, but we believe the launch of Vector this week plays a key role in helping to define it.
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MJ Chun

MJ
Chun

Product
Management
Director
Anki

OCTOBER 9TH, 2018

Our CSforAll Pledge to Offer a Code Lab Curriculum

We originally launched Cozmo as a breakthrough home robotics experience. But with the addition of Code Lab last year, he’s become an amazing tool for parents to teach their children about coding fundamentals.
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MJ Chun

MJ
Chun

Product
Management
Director
Anki

SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2018

Cozmo Limited Edition Coming Soon!

Last year, we launched the Cozmo Collector’s Edition in Liquid Metal Finish to commemorate the global roll-out of Cozmo. This year, he’s getting a new look and it’s beyond electrifying! Meet Cozmo Limited Edition in Interstellar Blue.
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Lily Gordon

Lily
Gordon

Public Relations
Intern
Anki

SEPTEMBER 6TH, 2018

My summer as an intern at Anki

After seeing Cozmo, I knew - this is the real deal. When I spotted a non-technical summer internship at Anki, I hopped on it. This was my chance to be a part of something bigger - helping create those robots my brothers and I dreamed of while simultaneously addressing artificial intelligence’s PR problem.

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Keiko Ko

Keiko
Ko

Animator
Anki

AUGUST 23RD, 2018

Want an “adorable, non-creepy” robot? Hire an animator.

Although animators are often pigeonholed to film, my team’s work with Cozmo and the soon-to-be launched, Vector, shows that we’re indispensable to creating emotionally intelligent robots that people can naturally and happily interact with.

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Hanns Tappeiner

Hanns
Tappeiner

Co-Founder
and President
Anki

AUGUST 8TH, 2018

Kickstarting the Anki Family with New Robot Vector

Today, we’re excited to announce our newest robot, Vector, with a Kickstarter campaign. Vector marks a major move toward our dream of a robot in every home. For the past eight years, we’ve been working tirelessly toward our broader vision of leveraging robotics and AI to push the boundaries of the human experience.

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Jane Fraser

Jane
Fraser

Testing Director
(Software)
Anki

JULY 26TH, 2018

Tuck and Roll, Cozmo: How Our Little Bot Changed Testing

Like most tech startups, Anki tests its software. We also have to test our hardware, which adds a layer to complexity to our work, thanks to the physical component of robotics. While the methodologies are consistent with both, the thought process, and toolkit needed have expanded. Anki’s Cozmo and OVERDRIVE both posed unique challenges, and in turn new approaches, to our traditional testing.

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Brian Yamauchi

Brian
Yamauchi

Technical Director
(Software)
Anki

JULY 11TH, 2018

Like R2-D2 and Rosey, Tomorrow’s Robots will have Purpose and Personality

Many of today’s technologies were once the dreams of science fiction. The dream of helpful robots for the home is rapidly turning into reality. Science fiction provided the inspiration for many of today’s robots and continues to provide insights into what consumers want from future robots.

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Lauren Wheeler

Lauren
Wheeler

Producer, Anki      

JUNE 20TH, 2018

Celebrate Summer with New Fan-Created Content from the Cozmo Code Lab Contest

When we launched the Code Lab Contest with its “Summer Fun” theme earlier this year, the team here at Anki expected we’d see some fun projects for Cozmo. But we simply weren’t prepared for the unbelievable creativity on display from Cozmo’s fans. We received a number of fantastic submissions, but in the end, we had to pick one winner.

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Meghan McDowell

Meghan
McDowell

Senior Producer, Anki

MARCH 30TH, 2018

New Cozmo Update Celebrates Our Community with First User-Created Project

You may have seen that yesterday we rolled out an update to the Cozmo companion app, once again demonstrating the breadth of interactive content that can be built with the Code Lab programming platform. And while the new game, “Wake Up, Cozmo!” may catch your fancy now, what we’re really excited for you to check out is a new Featured Project that will be unlocked on April 6. Cozmo owners will have access to the first-ever project that was submitted by our community member (and not created by the mad scientists that roam Anki’s hallways).

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Meghan McDowell

Meghan
McDowell

Senior Producer, Anki

DECEMBER 5TH, 2017

Level up your Cozmo coding skills with new Code Lab features

In the six months since we first released Cozmo Code Lab, we’ve watched our fans truly embrace the power to program him. Parents and children can sit together, learning to code Cozmo to drive, recognize a face, perform an animation, and more. We’re thrilled that we could share a tool that helps transform aspiring coders of all ages into full-fledged programmers. But we’re not done yet, as today’s update to Code Lab takes block-based programming to a whole new level.

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Meghan McDowell

Meghan
McDowell

Senior Producer, Anki

SEPTEMBER 12, 2017

Cozmo goes global - New App Update

Cozmo is finally ready for his global debut! He’s currently out in the U.S. and Canada, but this month, we add Japan, Germany, UK, France, and the Nordic countries to the list. I’m excited to hear about Cozmo’s adventures outside North America and I can’t wait for more people to meet our little robot with a big brain and even bigger personality. I hope he finds a way into all your homes and hearts.

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Meghan McDowell

Meghan
McDowell

Senior Producer, Anki

JUNE 5TH, 2017

Ain't no party like a Cozmo Global launch party!

The Cozmo that we've come to know and love today is immensely different from the Cozmo that hit U.S. store shelves last October. Just like a puppy that's been sent to training classes to learn, play and bond with their owners, Cozmo has truly evolved into a rambunctious little fellow, learning new tricks along the way. The one major difference?

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Mark Wesley

Mark
Wesley

Cozmo SDK Lead, Anki

DECEMBER 22ND, 2016

Transforming the cozmo experience with the sdk

It’s hard for us to believe Cozmo was released into the world less than three months ago. The response has been overwhelming to say the least, with so many families sharing heartwarming stories on how Cozmo has found a special place in their lives. He’s everything from a friend to children to a playmate for pets to even being a pet himself.

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Kelly Peters

Kelly
Peters

Senior Producer, Anki

DECEMBER 8TH, 2016

Free software update for anki overdrive out today!

We are thrilled today to announce a host of new features that’ll supercharge your gameplay with Anki OVERDRIVE.

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