CNET News Video: The race to bring AI and robotics to consumers
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CNET News Video: The race to bring AI and robotics to consumers

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Independent developer Anki made a splash at this year's WWDC when Apple introduced Anki Drive, an iOS car racing app centered on artificial intelligence and robotics. The San Francisco-based company is now set to release its first product, smart toy racing cars that are really mini-robots controlled by the app. CNET's Daniel Terdiman took them for a spin.

So, you're the yellow car. So, notice how if you do absolutely nothing, your car will just drive and follow the road on its own. These guys know exactly where they're located, control themselves. They know when they are to turn on a straight way. They recognize exactly. They are, you know, communicating with the phone at all times. You're tilting to the left and right like a steering wheel in order to go towards the inside and outside. The most important element is your weapons. And if I shoot you, you'll feel the damage, you see it, and I can pull you in with my tractor beam here. The fact that we're fighting against an AI-controlled character in the physical world, this is something that's never happened before. And-- okay. That's his-- that's his victory dance. So, he took us up.
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