Anki, the folks behind those fun iPhone-controlled racers and robots, is back this morning with a new release. Vector builds on the previously released Cozmo toy in what is being called the “most advanced home robot ever made.” Anki is taking that model and rebooting it with even more sensors and smarts. Unlike Cozmo, this time around there will be no smartphone requirement, which Anki hopes will open this product up to even more consumers.
While its lengthy feature list is worth noting, Anki is positioning Vector as the futuristic robot that we’ve been pining for since the Jetsons first hit the airwaves. More below.