World, meet Vector. Having been in development since we released Cozmo back in October 2016, Vector is the culmination of our robotics and artificial intelligence technologies, going back to the launch of Anki DRIVE. These include facial recognition, mapping and path planning, and our distinct approach to character.
Vector also brings a multitude of new technologies to our developer community. Comprised of nearly 700 parts—double that of Cozmo—Vector has built-in online connectivity, a color HD camera, a four-microphone array, a time-of-flight sensor, and much more.
A look at Vector’s hardware technologies.
Best of all, we’ll be releasing a free SDK for Vector early next year allowing you to harness all of his new hardware and software technologies.
Want to get early access to the SDK and help shape its features? Users who pre-order Vector during the limited-time promotion will gain access to the SDK alpha this winter, in addition to a 20% discount and some other great insider perks.*
Early access Vector SDK users will help define the platform.
How to Pre-order
- For the US, we’ve partnered with the fine folks at Kickstarter to support the launch of Vector. Head on over to the campaign page to lock in your early SDK access and special pricing.
UK residents can simply head over to www.anki.com for pre-order details.
Australia residents should visit our friends at JB Hi-Fi to pre-order Vector.
Live in Canada? You can pre-order Vector through our friends at Best Buy.
We’ll have much more to say about Vector in the coming days and weeks so keep an eye on the Kickstarter page for exclusive news, videos, and more.
Until then, visit the new Vector SDK forum and let us know what features you’d love to see in the SDK.
* Not all perks will be available in all territories. See the relevant Vector pre-order page for details on your region.