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For the next six hours you can guide a robot through a web of miniature Reddit-themed escape rooms

Something weird is about to happen on Reddit. Starting at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday, an AI-powered robot the size of a computer mouse will star in a live event that's part reality show, part interactive p

Anki’s Cozmo gets a free update aimed at helping kids learn to code

You can’t throw a rock without hitting a coding toy these days. In just the last couple of weeks both Apple and Sony have announced new initiatives, and now Overdrive-maker Anki is getting in on the

Judah vs. the Machines: The race for prowess against a toy car

In the latest installment of Judah vs. the Machines, Judah ventures down to Anki, a company combining augmented reality and artificial intelligence to entertain fans of racing games. Anki utilizes sma

Anki brings ‘Fast & Furious’ branding to its Overdrive line of smart toy cars

Before its adorable little robot Cozmo arrived on the scene, Anki was in the business of making smart toy cars. The hardware startup’s robotic race car line Overdrive is getting a pretty high profil

Anki’s Cozmo robot is a surprise hit, temporarily selling out ahead of the holidays

Looks like Anki’s may have a full-fledge holiday hit on its hands. The hardware startup, which first came to prominence when Apple demoed its Drive cars on-stage during a keynote a few years back, w

Cozmo can now recognize pets and see in the dark

When I last took Anki’s Cozmo for a spin, I introduced him to my rabbit, Lucy. Both parties seemed fairly uninterested by the whole interaction. And while I’m bummed that rabbits are nowhere to be

Cozmo is an endearing little robot with growing up to do

Cozmo and I are still getting to know each other. It’s been a few days and we’ve warmed to one another, sure, but there’s still a lot of work to be done and blocks to be stacked. I was there whe

Anki Overdrive keeps on truck’n

Anki is adding large semi-trucks to its Overdrive game. This is clearly an attempt to breathe new life into the platform. And it works. The Supertrucks as they’re called add a new type of game m

Anki is opening Cozmo’s SDK to makers, developers and educators

We’re still a few months away from when Cozmo’s first set to open his Pixar-inspired eyes to the world, but Anki’s already revealing some big plans for its little robot, starting with a wid

Anki aims to bring a Pixar character to life with its plucky little robot

“We went through 45 mechanical iterations of Cozmo,” explains Boris Sofman. “This was a huge, hugely complex problem of mechanical engineering, industrial design and character design. The goal t

This Week On The TC Gadgets Podcast: Lexus Hoverboard, Anki, And Bowling Central

Happy Friday of a long weekend, everyone! To celebrate America’s Independence Day, we’ve chosen some extra fun topics for this week’s episode of the TechCrunch Gadgets Podcast. Lexus

Anki Will Ship The Second Generation Of Its Robotic Slot Cars On September 20

Think of Anki Overdrive as slot cars for the smartphone age. With upgrades, achievements and characters, it’s a perfect marriage of smartphones with physical toys. The system debuted two years a

Anki’s Next-Gen ‘Overdrive’ Set Lets You Make Your Own Tracks

AI-powered remote control car maker Anki today unveiled Anki Overdrive, the next generation of its play sets that will let kids (and the adults who inevitably have to play with them) create their own

Anki Drive Comes To Android, Drops In Price To $149.99

Anki Drive, the slot-car racing game for the mobile era, is finally launching on Android and dropping in price just in time for the holiday shopping season. Sometime in October, Anki Drive shed its iO

Anki Drive Expands Its Robotics Expertise With New Cars, Tracks, And AI

There are a couple of things that differentiate Anki from any other robotics company. First, it's the only one I know of to launch on an Apple keynote stage, with an introduction from Tim Cook. Second

TechCrunch Giveaway: 20 Anki DRIVE Starter Kits And Free Ticket to The Crunchies

The team over at Anki is so thrilled about being a Crunchie Award finalist for <a target="_blank" href="http://crunchies2013.beta.techcrunch.com/voted/?MTk6OTQ">“Best New Startup of 2013"</a> that t

Anki’s Self-Driving Race Car Toys Will Launch On Oct. 23rd — We Go Hands On

Four months ago, Anki co-founder Boris Soffman took the stage at Apple's WWDC keynote. After years of stealthily toiling away in their labs with few outside of the company knowing their plans, the tea

Anki Debuts Serious Robotics AI With Fun Racing Game At WWDC, Raises $50M Led By A16Z

Perhaps you blinked  and missed the <a target="_blank" href="http://anki.com/">Anki Drive</a> demo at WWDC this morning. Well, guess what, that car racing video game "in real life" is legit, having r