With $50M in Funding, Anki Emerges to Bring Robotics to Entertainment

The company, founded by robotics Ph.D. graduates from Carnegie Mellon University, is readying to launch its first product, Anki Drive, a physical racing game that will contain toy-size cars, endowed with the ability to understand their and other cars’ locations and make decisions based on calculating the possibilities of other cars’ movements. Users will be able to interact and control the robots via iOS applications.