Anki unveils adorable Vector assistant that can recognize faces, answer questions, and do tricks

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Anki’s new robo-assistant is no Alexa or Google Home – and that’s exactly what gives Vector its charm.

The firm released its adorable bot this month after a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, which raked in over $1,800,000 from thousands of backers.

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Unlike other home AI on the market, which make efforts to mask their robotic personalities in sleek packaging, Vector fully embraces its sci-fi inspiration to give you an emotive, free-roaming helper that goes out of its way to stand out.

Vector is capable of taking on many of the basic tasks you might ask of Siri; the $250 robot can tell you the weather, set timers, and look up the answers to your questions, be it the date of the upcoming full moon or the amount of calories in a given snack.

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The firm is also working to bring a slew of new capabilities to Vector in the near future, including Alexa integration and the ability to work as a security camera while you aren’t home.

Where other AI assistants are currently limited, Vector finds a place to thrive.

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Today’s popular smart gadgets have ‘a little personality,’ but they lack mobility, the Vector team explained to

Vector, on the other hand, is equipped with tank-like treads and an array...
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