Artificial intelligence & robotics firm Anki will debut its iOS-powered remote control Anki Drive car set on Oct. 23, this year, and will be selling the toys exclusively at Apple Stores for a starting price of $199.
In a live demonstration, Anki's cofounder and CEO Boris Sofman showed four small remote control cars that use cameras, sensors and specialized software to race around by itself without any user intervention. The cars are connected by Bluetooth to an iOS device and allows players to race each other use the A.I. via an iOS app. The amazing thing about this toy is the automation of each car. The AI handles the steering, while players can take control of the other aspects of it like gas and fire imaginary guns, at other racers. [ Read more.. ]