Cozmo will be available in major retailers including Smyths Toys and Toys R Us, and from Anki.com from 15th September.
Cozmo’s colourful treads come in a range of colours, including Osmosis Blue, Luminous Lime, New Dawn Yellow and Crimson Flame, or users can experiment with a combination. The custom moulded compartments of Cozmo’s carrying case hold three Power Cubes, one Charger, and one Cozmo robot, while a sealed pocket stores other items that might be needed while on the go. Cozmo Collector’s Edition – the same robot, but in a new Liquid Metal finish – is available exclusively at Argos and Anki.com.
Boris Sofman, CEO and co-founder, Anki, commented: “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. 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.”
“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.”