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Make friends with Anki's Cozmo the robot, a fun-loving sidekick who evolves as he gets to know you. He knows your name and face, and he can express emotions, play games and explore his environment thanks to artificial intelligence. All you need to get started with Anki's Cozmo the robot is an Android or iOS device and the Cozmo app.
Cozmo is a real-life robot like you've only seen in the movies and he's ready to be your loyal sidekick. Challenge Cozmo to games or use Explorer Mode to see things from his perspective.
With a beginner-friendly interface, Cozmo is the perfect educational robot for kids and adults to learn to creatively code.
Tested for durability and security
Easier than you'd think and tougher than he looks, this toy robot is tested for durability and security.
Visual programming language
Cozmo's big brain and even bigger personality are operated by impressive technology. Besides all the games and smarts he comes with out of the box, you have access to a visual programming language that's stem-ready for beginners.
Drag and drop coding blocks
Simply use the drag and drop coding blocks on the Cozmo app to build a new combination of blocks, and you'll see Cozmo act out your creation.*
Both you and Cozmo need your own Cube to play. When your Cube is flashing, tap it to begin the game. When the colors on both Cubes match, the first player to tap their Cube gets a point. Only tap when colors match.
Game time just got another dose of fun. Follow the pattern on Cozmo's Cubes. Watch the lights, listen to the tones. You and Cozmo take turns remembering and repeating the series as it grows more complex. Sound easy? just wait. Cozmo's sharper than he looks.
You need 1 Cube to play. Move the Cube close to Cozmo to get him to pounce, but pull it away before he can get a point. Watch out! if you're too slow, Cozmo will get the point.
Designed for ages 8 and older
So your child can enjoy learning as they grow.
* Compatible iOS or Android device and the free Cozmo app required.
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A:AnswerThats hard to say. As long as your child can follow directions, she/he should be alright under supervision. My 1 year old wants to pick it up and drive it around like other toy cars and my 3 year old can't focus on the task/directions given long enough to accomplish anything (needs more patience). My 6 year old is alright, but keeps trying to talk to the robot and it doesn't have a microphone to attempt to understand she is asking to play a game, or to do whatever she is telling (not asking) it to do.
Cozmo asks you to play via app and by the actions it takes/sounds it makes. It can also can identify you, and say your name. I think these, for lack of better words, behaviors, confuse the kids and make them think it can do more. If you can see me and talk, you must be able to hear me and understand me too.
All in all, its a good toy bought to keep my kids engaged into robotics and getting some exposure to the fun side of technology while starting to try to get them to use their brains and create their own ideas. You can do some programming from the app, and will attempt to expose that to my 6 year old at the end of first grade as they are already exposed to basic math and simular problems solving skills.
A:AnswerYes this item will entertain him for a long time because there is plenty of growth with the item in that the more you interact with him the more he learns and he will learn new abilities as well with that interaction.
A:AnswerThe best thing to do is to play more with Cosmo and be the friend to Cosmo. The more you use it, the more it is able to better interact. It sounds like your 8 year old wants to be passively entertained rather than taking a more active role. Play the games, drive Cosmo around, have it recognize his face. My family likes this robot a lot. We even use it as a "stealth spy" in our in-house Nerf battles since you can see what it sees.
A:AnswerI am not completely sure what you are asking but each Cozmo requires its own smart phone/tablet. The brains of the robot is actually the app on/and the phone itself. The robot literally is just sensors, and motors sending data to the phone over a private Wi-Fi network (ad-hoc) and the control/response data goes back to the robot.