Cars that talk, have emotions and think for themselves—no, it's not a Pixar film, it's a toy, coming to a living room floor near you.
"Anki DRIVE" is a battle-racing game from the robotics company Anki. Players' smartphones use sophisticated artificial intelligence to communicate with micro computers in the cars. The cars report their positions on the track, and the phones then coordinate the cars' paths.
"You're playing against a computer who's controlling these real-life physical cars on your living room floor," said Mark Palatucci, co-founder and chief product officer of Anki.
"You can really think of it as 'Toy Story' brought to life."