Anki to Release Impressive Feature-Packed SDK for Cozmo Robot
When we first saw all of Anki’s PR for its forthcoming Cozmo robot, we were impressed—mostly. Anki seemed to be determined to overinflate an otherwise interesting and capable little piece of hardware into an expectation-laden “part of the family.” We’re not interested in expectations: We want to know what this robot can do, and how it’ll continue to hold our attention after the first 5 minutes.
Today, Anki is announcing what we have to look forward to in the SDK that’ll come with Cozmo. At first, this didn’t seem like that big of a deal—lots of companies release SDKs with their robots in the (usually futile) hope that developers will latch onto it and imbue their robots with all kinds of new and exciting features continually and for free. However, after speaking with Anki co-founder and president Hanns Tappeiner, we’re a bit more optimistic that Cozmo’s SDK might actually motivate you (and other people) to do some really cool stuff with this robot.
Our interview with Hanns Tappeiner, and some sample code, coming right up.