Anki’s Cozmo robot launches in the UK

Anki is prepping for the launch of its AI-driven robot toy Cozmo, which is hitting UK shelves on September 15th.

The toy was developed by a multidisciplinary team of Ph.D. roboticists, world-class animators and renowned game developers to create one of the most sophisticated consumer robots available today. 

“We’re bringing together robotics, artificial intelligence, game design and film-like features to create a robot that people can form a physical and emotional bond with, just like a pet," said Boris Sofman, CEO and co-founder of Anki.

"Cozmo not only represents a significant engineering milestone, but is also a physical manifestation of the types of robots we’ve come to love in our favourite films.”

The robot will be available in all major retailers in time for the Christmas season including Amazon, Argos, Harrods, John Lewis, Smyths Toys and Toys R Us.

“At Anki, we are setting a new standard for the types of emotional experiences people can expect from consumer robotics products. We’re excited to see people across the UK and Ireland welcome Cozmo into their homes so they can see for themselves what’s possible in consumer robotics today,” added Sofman.

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