Description of the Vector Robot:
- Vector is a companion made to hang out and help out. Powered by ai and advanced robotics, he’s alive with personality and engaged by sight, sound, and touch.
- Vector is voice-activated and will answer questions, take photos for you, time dinner, show you the weather, and more. Voice features are currently English language only.
- If you choose to set up Alexa on your vector, you’ll be able to: set reminders, control smart home devices like lights, speakers, and thermostats, and so much more.
- Vector can independently navigate and self-charge. He recognizes people and avoids obstacles.
- Vector is an updating platform, Cloud connected via Wi-Fi so he’s always learning and updating with new skills and features.
- Requirements: a compatible iOS or Android device and the free vector app for set up only. Check compatibility at Anki.Com/devices. Includes 1 Vector robot, 1 cube, 1 charger (USB power adapter not included).
- There are some Alexa features Vector will not support like playing songs from streaming music services via Spotify, SiriusXM, Pandora, etc. But we’d rather you connect your tunes to an external smart speaker so Vector can show off his dance moves
- While Anki has ceased product development and manufacturing, Anki has stated that it will provide long term support to maintain the operation and functionality in the existing products and apps. A self-serve Help Center to assist in getting the most out of your product has been implemented by Anki. Regretfully there are no agents available but Anki has indicated that they will be monitoring cloud operations for Anki accounts and Vector.
Specs Vector Robot by Anki
- Qualcomm 200 Snapdragon quad-core processor
- Infrared laser scanner
- HD camera with 120° field of view
- Beamforming 4-microphone array
- 6-axis inertial movement unit
- Hi-res color display
- WiFi connection
- Capacitive touch sensor
Included in the box with Vector
- Vector robot
What you need For the Vector Robot
- WiFi network
- Compatible iOS or Android device (for set-up)
- USB power adaptor (5V, 1A or greater)
You know how when you fist get a puppy you have to teach him certain things? That is much like what it feels like to get a new Vector robot, you have to teach him, or give him time to learn new things. But much like a dog (or other pet) this little robot is quite entertaining and fun to have around.
Video Review of Vector Robot
As with any device that connects to the internet and other resources, there is a privacy concern. This robot comes with all sorts of components which could be used to track and even invade privacy within your home.