Anki, the group who built the little robotic that could, Cozmo, is about to perform a social experiment never tried on among the web’& rsquo; s most significant sites– and they & rsquo; re a little
worried. Anki is going to offer Reddit full control of Cozmo in its version of a Twitch Plays game, which it is calling “& ldquo; Cozmo Lost in Reddit. & rdquo; Except the Cozmo they manage is physical and they’& rsquo; ll need to direct him through a series of escape rooms. Unlike real escape spaces, where a group of people must resolve a series of puzzles to advance, determining the larger, overarching riddle before the clock goes out, there won’& rsquo; t be any time constraints on Reddit users. Each space is developed around the idea of numerous subreddits, like r/gaming or r/puppies, and Cozmo is awarded points for interacting with his environments.
This indicates that if Redditors want to invest the bulk of their time seeing the small Cozmo zoom backward and forward with young puppies instead of exploring the room based upon r/gaming, they can. For the group at Anki, and chief marketing officer, Craig Rechenmacher, “& ldquo; Cozmo lost in Reddit” & rdquo; is an experiment in social psychology and a test of technological execution. The objective for Anki, along with creative innovation group W+K Lodge, is to see whether Reddit users can really pull this off. Nilesh Ashra, director of imaginative innovation at W+K Lodge, informed Polygon that although they’& rsquo; re expecting just about anything to take place, including total chaos, they’& rsquo; re also getting ready for failure.
“& ldquo; The goal is to have Reddit help Cozmo escape, but we can’& rsquo; t force that to take place, & rdquo; Ashra said “. & ldquo; So, yes, we & rsquo;
re prepared. & rdquo; While the installation is focused around Cozmo leaving the different spaces, the total goal is to offer Reddit, a neighborhood that Anki chief’& rsquo; s marketing officer, Craig Rechenmacher, explains as technologically inclined, a proper introduction to the little robotic. The action to Cozmo when it released it October 2016 was strong from the enthusiast community, but Anki wants to make it a home name.