First, there was Overdrive, now Anki reveals Vector, a tiny autonomous home robot that is always ready to help. Don't let its size fool you, as the tiny robot is packed with plenty of technology that brings him to life. For example, he takes in the world using a variety of sensors and then responds realistically, which means he can read a room, hear what's happening, recognize people and objects, find his charger, navigate his space, and avoid obstacles. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.
"The perfect stocking stuffer, he's a walking (rolling) weather forecast, a timer, roving camera, and blackjack dealer. Plus, Anker promises to fill him up with additional functionalities over time, transmitting over the cloud such capabilities as calendar duties, security camera skills, word of the day wisdom, and more. Thinking, sensing, hearing, and self charging are tools Vector already possesses, along with a cheeky and affectionate personality that Anki likens to those belonging to Fennec foxes, sugar gliders, and other affable little critters," according to Hi Consumption.