The company behind intelligent miniature race cars is evolving beyond its Apple roots with an Android app, new vehicle line, and price drop.
The game featuring artificially intelligent cars is expanding, meaning players can buy all-new racing tracks, as well as two new cars. There's also a free software update opening up a set of new racing tools.
The advanced, AI-driven Anki Drive bridges the gap between digital racing games and physical slot cars with a laser tag twist; we just wish there was more than one course to race around.
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The San Francisco startup mashing up the physical with the virtual bridges the gap even further in a new app update for its DRIVE bundle.
Autonomous cars meet app-powered artificial intelligence in Anki Drive, a pint-sized racing game played with physical cars on your living room floor.
Anki Drive -- first shown at Apple's WWDC in June -- is a unique mashup of robotics and consumer-grade AI. And it's just the first glimpse at Anki's platform.
The debut product from Anki merges video game dynamics and mechanics with physical objects, allowing players to race toy cars against people or an artificial intelligence system.
Apple gave the startup a coveted slot during the WWDC keynote event, and Anki used it to showcase what might be the most impressive demo of artificial intelligence and robotics ever.
At WWDC 2013, Apple featured independent developer Anki Drive, with a demo of slot cars controlled by iOS.
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