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Cozmo Brings AI to the Living Room

Anki originated a decade ago as a group of Ph.D. students who spent their weekends brainstorming and collaborating. "Every Saturday we'd get together and we would just work the entire day," Mark says. Their first product: a toy car. "We've built a very viable business that started out with a kind of autonomous toy cars, shrunk down to slot car sizes."

The fascinating thing is that Anki didn't stop here. Mark and his team understood this successful product as a stepping stone. Their strategy: "Let's go into a segment where we can have a huge impact today and build an increasingly sophisticated robotics platform with an increasingly sophisticated stack of technologies to take on harder and harder challenges in consumer robotics."