Cozmo Robot

Cozmo is a palm sized intelligent robot created by the San Francisco based company Anki. With a personality and a mind of his own, the more you play with him, then the more he learns with you and adapts to the environment around him. He will explore and remember things you show him as well as challenging you to games.

Inspired by the movie robot WALL-E and with a built in AI engine, we see the how the reality of the modern digital and robotic landscape has now evolved and with Cozmo, he aims to bring a source and joy and fun in a unique way, to deepen our relationships with technology in a unique way, somewhat mysterious and organic perhaps.

He is programmed with an emotion engine, so he can react to situations similar to that of a human. His creator Anki, programmed a vast range of nuanced personality displays and former Pixar animator Carlos Baena, was brought in to give Cozmo the authentic feeling of an animated film character come to life.

With sophisticated facial recognition functionality to help Cozmo recite faces and names, he also uses path planning to avoid falling off tables. Most of the heavy lifting is taken care with Ankis servers and communication takes place of via a mobile phone/tablet app is used in order to access high level robotics functions. With an active community of developers for this platform, then this is app of constantly being updated with new and exciting features.

Recent posts

Newcastle Prep School Visit

On 17 October 2019, we travelled to Newcastle Prep School, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, all year groups were enthralled by the stories

Like this post? Share it!

Sinclair ZX81

The ZX81 is a home computer produced by Sinclair Research and manufactured in Dundee, Scotland by Timex Corporation.

Ian McNaught-Davis

Ian McNaught-Davis (30 August 1929 – 10 February 2014) was a British television presenter best known for presenting the BBC television

David Braben

David Braben has been called “one of the most influential computer game programmers of all time”, based on his early game development

Jeff Minter

In 1981 Jeff Minter started independently writing and selling video games for the Sinclair ZX80, the first machine he owned.

The Oliver Twins

Andrew Nicholas Oliver and Philip Edward Oliver, together known as the Oliver Twins, are British twin brothers and video game designers.

Amiga 1200

The Amiga 1200, or A1200 (code-named “Channel Z”), is Commodore International’s third-generation Amiga computer


The Vectrex is a vector display-based home video game console that was developed by Western Technologies/Smith Engineering.

Atari 2600

The Atari 2600, originally sold as the Atari Video Computer System or Atari VCS until November 1982, is a home video game

Micro Men

Affectionately comic drama about the British home computer boom of the early 1980s. Legendary inventor Clive Sinclair battles

SAM Coupé

The SAM Coupé is an 8-bit British home computer that was first released in late 1989. The machine is based around a Z80B CPU

Sinclair C5

The Sinclair C5 is a small one-person battery electric velomobile, technically an “electrically assisted pedal cycle”.