October 23, 2020

Playful Anki robots might be resurrected by new owners

Playful Anki robots might be resurrected by new owners

The toy robot company Anki shuttered in April 2019, and so did its handheld robot, Vector. That’s some 1.5 million little defunct robots, which must connect to the web to update.

But now you, yes you, can now help resurrect, and potentially improve, Vector’s software. On Saturday, the tech company Digital Dream Labs announced it had purchased Anki and would be taking over a Kickstarter campaign to move Vector forward, digitally.

“I wanted to let you know that we have purchased Anki’s assets and intend to restore the entire platform and continue to develop the robot we all know and love, Vector!,” wrote Dream Labs CEO Jacob Hanchar. …

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