Meet Cozmo , the little robot with lots of personality from Anki. Cozmo may only look like a small robot however even I was surprised by just how funny, smart and mischievous he was. He is currently one of the most sophisticated consumer robots around.
Cozmo has his very own app which can be downloaded on both iOS and Android devices and its through these you can unlock all his great features such as games, tricks, singing songs and even moving him around and seeing things from Cozmo’s perspective. Thanks to Cozmo’s advanced facial recognition software he will also take the time to get to know each and every member in your household by learning both your name and how to recognise your face, this enables him to then greet you each time you play together, very cute.
One of the kids favourite things to do via the Cozmo App was to play games with Cozmo, who is a game playing machine. There are 3 intro games available to play Quick Tap, Keepaway and Memory Match. The one my kids found most fun to do was the memory match game, which Cozmo can play either solo or against someone else. If playing against Cozmo, then you and him take it in turns following the patterns on the cubes based on the different lights and tones, as each turn takes place the game grows more complex. You can keep track of the score via the app as the game goes on and depending on who wins… have lots of fun watching Cozmo’s reaction at the end.
After you’ve played the three intro games: Keep Away, Memory Match, and Quick Tap you’ll unlock many more mini games. Plus many more are being added each month.
My favourite thing about Cozmo was that as well as having a fun side he also has an educational side too. The things that kids are becoming more and more tech savvy these days and with Technology being such a bit part of day to day life with most people I’m always looking for ways to advance our knowledge and skills of it. So when I discovered that Cozmo had a feature on its app called Code Lab I was thrilled. It was a simple yet engaging way of teaching the kids programming and well even me. Code Lab gives you access to Cozmo’s core functionality, you simply drag and drop a few blocks and you’ll see Cozmo act out your creation. Its a great way of exercising those imaginations.
So did we enjoy spending time with Cozmo… the answer is YES!! Cozmo is fun right from the moment you open the box, His abilities and skills develop the more you play meaning you’ll never get bored of him. I can definitely see why he’d be a firm favourite for both kids and adults and would highly recommend him.
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this review. However as always all opinions and views expressed are honest and that of our own.