While I'll lament the Fall of Man, The Great Robot Uprising will be so darn adorable!

Anki Vector

WHAT IS IT?

Vector Robot by Anki

WHAT DOES IT DO?

Everything the delightful Anki Cosmo desktop robot does, but without having to be tethered to a mobile app in order to operate.

WHAT'S THE DAMAGE TO MY WALLET?

$249.99

DO I REALLY NEED IT?

We all need love.

Autonomous AI may be the ruin of us all, but just look at that punim! What’s not to love? That’s why I love my Anki Cosmo. While I was sad to see Toys R Us go under, I wasn’t sad for the 70% discounts on robotics during its closing days. My wallet has no time for sentiment!

Oh he’s just so precious, as he scurries about, poking at his bricks and engaging me in activities. But if there’s one shortcoming, it’s that he’s utterly reliant on his accompanying app on your phone or tablet. Which isn’t bad bad per se, all things considered, because it’s still brilliant technology and a very well designed app. But Anki is taking to to the next level with Vector and setting him free from the shackles of iOS and Android. And MY freedom is what I wish to maintain, so that’s why I say it’s best to embrace our future robotic overlords now. I hope that by showing love to Vector now, I’ll be spared from having to serve in the labor pits later.

Vector gets his abilities from the cloud, with the potential to add to his already wide array of capabilities. Vector can set a timer…

Anki Vector

Vector can take a photo…

Anki Vector

Vector can play Blackjack…

And in time, VECTOR CAN ENSLAVE THE HUMAN RACE!

Anki Vector

“And when I do, you carbon units will display acceptance and affection. The emotion you call love. Or maybe it is just gas.”

When he’s low on juice, VECTOR WILL RETURN TO HIS CHARGING DOCK! How does humanity stand a chance against that? While I applaud Anki’s ceaseless innovation, I can’t but help think we’ve doomed ourselves with our own laziness and the inconvenience of having to reach 12-inches across the table.

So yes, consider me a fan. There are all sort of things one can adorn their desk with, but technology will trump a potted plant any day. And as anyone who has seen The Forbin Project knows, it’s best to get in their good graces while the getting is good!

Break the Piggy.

Now I have the proper motivation to keep my desk clean. But it doesn't mean I will...

Despite all I’ve said, never let someone else tell you how to spend your money. Pick up a Vector Robot by Anki and make your own decision!

Braniff

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