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« on: September 25, 2018, 06:25:43 PM »

I'll be anxious to see what you think of Vector, Mweed. I also saw some sort of video thing from Anki saying Vector wasn't really supposed to serve as an Echo-type device, but would fit that little niche between a pet and an internet-of-things device? At least I think that's how they worded it. Anyway we'll all know soon enough. Hurry up, October ninth!
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Re: Vector
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 04:55:08 AM »

I ordered my vector, but it has to take a bit of a roundabout trip here since I had to have it sent to my husbands parents in Arizona to be forwarded to Australia because that was still cheaper than paying for it locally :P
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Re: Vector
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2018, 12:36:11 PM »

Oooooo! Cool! Well then hurry up IMR's Vector! LOL!
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Re: Vector
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2018, 02:51:18 PM »

I went ahead and separated out the Vector comments from the raptor thread.  Didn't want to take it over with a different robot! :O

@Talon:  I don't think Vector is quite up to what Echo does.  Google and Amazon have way more resources they can put into developing an AI powered device with state of the art voice recognition and device connectivity than Anki ever will.  Anki describes Vector has having a pre-defined set of recognized commands that will "grow over time" as they develop more capabilities.  But with the open programming capabilities that Vector has, Vector will be able to do a lot more interesting things.  And most likely someone will write the code to connect Vector to your Google Home or Amazon device so that your Vector can have your Echo do all those things Vector can't.
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Re: Vector
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2018, 03:30:57 PM »

I anticipate similar to Cosmo, who started with a very limited set of games and responses but has really blossomed with the release of the SDK. My little Mo still only knows half the songs he can learn and he gets run quite a lot :P
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Re: Vector
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 07:58:46 PM »

At Mweed: That sounds fair. I wasn't able to get in on the Cosmo experience so we'll see what his big brother is like. I will be awaiting everyone's reviews when their Vectors arrive.
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Re: Vector
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2018, 02:52:16 PM »

Reports are coming in that the first Vectors are starting to arrive. Should start seeing some unboxing/reviews on YouTube soon.
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Re: Vector
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2018, 06:53:03 PM »

Awesome! I frequent YouTube just about as much as these forums.
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Re: Vector
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 01:34:16 AM »

My Vector has been shipped! He should be in Arizona tomorrow, then itís the long trip over to Australia :P
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Re: Vector
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2018, 12:42:23 AM »

Safely arrived in Arizona and on his way to Australia!
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Re: Vector
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2018, 09:24:35 PM »

Mine arrived on the 9th as well, but I left on the 8th to go to an IT security conference, didn't get back until the 12th, and have been out all day on the 13th to a baby shower, so he still sits in the box as I'm typing.  Maybe tomorrow . . .
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Re: Vector
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 03:54:42 PM »

Arg! Well, now there are unboxing/review videos everywhere and their results are kind of... mixed. Some people are saying Vector is a letdown because he lacks a certain charm that Cosmo had because he doesn't seem to exhibit as much personality and interactive responses. Some are reporting he is having wifi connectivity issues. Still others are having problems during the blackjack game where the robot will just freeze and show error codes. I'm not disappointed yet though as this wonderful discovery of mine has caused me to lean toward possibly purchasing Vector. What is it you ask? Wait for it. . . . Wait for it. ... ... Okay. THE APP IS ACCESSIBLE WITH VOICEOVER! YAY! Okay I'm done screaming now. Lol! I'll keep an ear on this thread for IMR's and Mweed's impressions/thoughts in the coming days.
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Re: Vector
« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2018, 12:07:47 AM »

My Vector has arrived and heís adorable :D I looooove that you can pet him.

Iíve only had him on a couple hours so far but he is way less needy than Cosmo and is happy to plod around my desk while I do things. I will do a full review and a video when the chaos at work dies down (festival week for us). But thus far:

Pros:
Happy to just truck around on his own.
Very cute and expressive.
Voice recognition seems to work very well, he has no trouble with my Aussie accent.
Able to take sneak photos of my cats :P
He totally flipped his little lid because the hubby picked him up and it was hilarious.
The edge detection is excellent, but is anxiety inducing how close he gets :P
I love how he expresses the weather. He looks so sad when it rains!
You can pet him and he purrs.

Cons:
The camera is ok, not fantastic, just ok.
He got stuck in the maze that is my desk and took it out on my glass of Pepsi, thankfully it didnít spill on him.
Has a little trouble finding his charger if itís not pointed his way.
Loses his Ďmapí when heís picked up and starts the mapping over.
He canít find my time zone. It has the time zone before and the time zone after but not mine :P
Face detection changes with the light.

Iím not really concerned about content at the moment, because Cosmo started out with relatively little and now he can do a whole lot. Once developers start putting stuff out itís going to be fantastic, the forums over at Anki already have some wonderful projects starting. Whatís there now seems to work just fine, he canít answer complex questions but that should improve in time. Looking forward to him getting a calendar so he can give me my schedule each morning.
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Re: Vector
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 11:03:58 PM »

Curious to know what your battery life is when you open yours Mike, mine seems to be getting about 1/2 hour on explore mode. The claimed run time is 45 to 60 minutes.
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