Anki, the Silicon Valley robotics and artificial intelligence company, has arrived in Australia to launch three new products to provide incredible interactive experiences for users of all ages.
The new products include Cozmo – small robot with a big personality, Anki OVERDRIVE – an intelligent robotic battle racing system and Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition – based on the hugely popular film franchise.
They are available to preorder from today through JB Hi-Fi and Australian Geographic.
Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition can only be pre-ordered from JB Hi-Fi.
These products blend the power of robotics and artificial intelligence to provide a new entertainment experience.
The apps that control devices will be frequently updated to ensure customers have plenty of new content to discover new ways to play.
COZMO – $319.99
Cozmo is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand but it can still do some pretty big things.
We’ve seen lots of robots in movies, now you can have your very own.
More than six years of research and development has gone into creating Cozmo.
The product design team includes Harald Belker – the designer of the Batmobile and vehicles from Tron: Legacy and Minority Report.
Cozmo’s big brain can process more data per second than all the Mars Rovers combined.
Users can play and interact with the device which will become even smarter the more it gets to know you.
“Cozmo is bringing advanced robotics into the home in an engaging and emotive way,” said Boris Sofman, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Anki.
“He has been intricately designed to have a deep personality and character traits like the robots that we’ve come to love in Hollywood films, and we’re incredibly excited for everyone to meet him.”
ANKI OVERDRIVE – $269.99
This supercar of the future can be controlled using your mobile device so you can race against friends and family.
It’s also possible to compete against AI-controlled commanders in a number of game modes or go head-to-head in Campaign mode.
The cars run on a magnetic modular track system which allows players to design and build their own battlefields.
Players can also customise their cars and earn in-game upgrades to build up their speed, weapons and defences.
ANKI OVERDRIVE: FAST AND FURIOUS EDITION – $299.99
The Fast and Furious Edition includes two highly detailed supercars from the films.
You can jump behind the wheel of Dom’s Ice Charger and Hobbs’ MXT to battle it out on the track.
These cars feature unique weapons, upgrades and controls to bring the excitement of the movies into your home.
Pre-order now from:
– Cozmo Collector’s Edition in Liquid Metal Finish available exclusively at JB Hi-Fi
– Anki OVERDRIVE: Fast & Furious Edition available from JB Hi-Fi