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Back in February, Anki gave us a sneak peek at Anki Overdrive, the second generation version of its robotic race cars. It's introducing new toy vehicles, new gameplay mechanics, a new app and new modular race tracks that let players design their own custom race circuits. Today, Anki has announced...

July 2nd 2015 at 6:30am 0 Comments
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Two years ago, Anki introduced itself to the world at the Apple WWDC keynote with robotic race cars that could maneuver around the track all on their own. The company has grown substantially since then thanks to strong initial interest and growing sales -- Anki tells us that it was the second-best...

February 10th 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Anki doesn't just want to be the company known for those cool robotic race cars. It wants to be more than that. It wants its cars to have a real emotional connection with its users. It wants its cars to be more than just cars. And how does it plan to do that? By making it more of a video game.

November 19th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Ever watched your iOS-device toting friends playing modern-day Scalextric slot cars and wondering when it'd be your turn? Anki has announced that Anki Drive is now available to use on your Android device, that is, if you're rocking a Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, 4 or 10.1 (2014 Edition). Those not hoist...

October 14th 2014 at 8:03am 0 Comments
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Arguably the coolest part about Anki Drive's robotic toy cars is that you could upgrade them over time with weapons and points as if they were character vehicles in a video game. Unlike a video game however, Anki's original system only had a single race track and just four available model cars (tw...

April 16th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get all the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the inline player (requires Fl...

October 17th 2013 at 6:15pm 0 Comments
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Anki Drive, the artificial intelligence, remote-controlled cars that were chosen to be the opening demo of this year's WWDC, will finally go on sale next Wednesday, October 23. Anki Drive aims to bring video games into the real world, per the company's app description: Anki Drive is a new kind o...

October 17th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Six years ago, when Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner were enrolled in the robotics Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University, they noticed that a vast majority of robotics and artificial intelligence research went into government and industrial sectors, with very little of it foc...

October 16th 2013 at 9:00pm 0 Comments