Welcome to our second annual Robot Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve rounded up 11 robots that will be great gifts for the neat freaks, wannabe coders, toy lovers, and drone fanatics on your holiday shopping list.
Most of the robots on the list were introduced in 2016, but there’s a couple old favorites that we just had to include. What robots are on your wishlist?
Anki’s Cozmo Robot is getting its first major software upgrade just in time for the holidays. The free update, which hits on December 5, 2016, will help Cozmo talk more, recognize pets, see in the dark, and play new games as it continues to improve its interaction with users.
A few weeks ago, Anki announced its plan to move beyond smartphone controlled cars into emotionally intelligent robots. Now Cozmo is here, and the SDK is so jam-packed with goodies it could turn Cozmo into the Commodore 64 of robotics—a device that changes how people interact with abstruse technology.