Cozmo... how does a little robot get to me?

It’s no secret that I’m a bit of a nerd, and when I came across a little emotionally intelligent robot that was available for purchase, I knew I had to get one and try it out.

A little about Cozmo

Cozmo is billed as an emotionally intelligent robot by its creators Anki, an American robotics and artificial intelligence company. Capable of recognizing faces and animals via a powerful on-board camera, Cozmo is able to understand his world and surroundings.

Taking over the office

One of the more amazing revelations was Cozmo’s ability to shift people’s perspective of him from the third person, a thing with no emotional ability, to being addressed in the first person. A device, being recognized as acutely human.

Even bringing members of the Cloudflare office “intense happiness” when they were recognized by him: