Vector by Anki

Vector is a toy by Anki. The autonomous robot can rove freely around the house, and comes with a basic voice assistant. From the video it becomes clear how Anki has spent a lot of attention to personality, as the display complements the character for the robot through blinking eyes. Some people react with a tender awww 🥰 once they see the little robot.

While the robot isn’t that impressive at this moment, I’m looking forward to see how the features will develop over time. The maturity of the robot is mostly about software, and I’m pretty sure that it will develop with updates over time. Having these embodied assistants roving the house and following you around brings up visions of a digital companion species. Let’s see how they mature.

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