Jan 30, 2018
In this episode, I'm joined by Andrew Stein, computer vision engineer at consumer robotics company Anki, and his partner in crime Cozmo, a toy robot with tons of personality. Andrew joined me during the hustle and bustle of CES a few weeks ago to give me some insight into how Cozmo works, plays, and learns, and how he’s different from other consumer robots you may know, such as the Roomba. We discuss the types of algorithms that help power Cozmo, such as facial detection and recognition, 3D pose recognition, reasoning, and even some simple emotional AI. We also cover Cozmo’s functionality and programmability, including a cool feature called Code Lab. This was a really fun interview, and you’ll be happy to know there’s a companion video starring Cozmo himself right here: https://youtu.be/jUkacU1I0QI. Be sure to check out some of the great names that will be at the AI Conference in New York, Apr 29–May 2, where you'll join the leading minds in AI, Peter Norvig, George Church, Olga Russakovsky, Manuela Veloso, and Zoubin Ghahramani. Explore AI's latest developments, separate what's hype and what's really game-changing, and learn how to apply AI in your organization right now. Save 20% on most passes with discount code PCTWIML at twimlai.com/ainy2018. Early price ends February 2! The notes for this show can be found at twimlai.com/talk/102. For complete contest details, visit twimlai.com/myaicontest. For complete series details, visit twimlai.com/aiathome.