When I first saw Cozmo on a video, I got very excited. My 5 year old son also got very excited.
In the following video, I show my unboxing of Cozmo and my first impressions:
Hello, this video is an unboxing of the Cozmo robot. It’s just come in the mail. Taking off the nice pretty plastic. Now I am going to give this to my son for the holidays so I’m going to try not to damage it too much. I’m going to see how I can open this a little bit easier. Like I said there’s some stickers over here, I can redo those.
So there’s two little stickers on the bottom that I cut, that’s it and then I was able to slide it out. It’s in this nice display case and I’m going to open it some more. Two little stickers that I should be able to replace.
Let’s see, and we’ve got this nice guide, I get Cozmo stickers, nothing else in there. So over here with this stuff [inaudible 00:00:49], we don’t really need this, quick-start guide, probably don’t need this right away. So we have the quick-start guide, we’ve got the cubes, and his charging station. It’s a USB drive along with, I guess this is his battery pack.
So bust out the quick-start guide. Help Cozmo feel at home. Okay I’m going to read this and get back to you. Basically, create a big, empty clean space for him. It’s pretty simple. He doesn’t really work in the dark.
Next step is powering up and actually it says it only takes ten minutes for him to go from empty to full. I’m going to go ahead and plug him in.
Okay, so I’ve got him out of the box. I’ve got him charging. I guess it’s giving me a password for the app, that’s fine. I’ll let it charge for a minute. I’ve got these three blocks, I haven’t pulled the tabs out. I’m not sure exactly what … Oh I see. This is a USB charger, there we go. So I can plug it right in to the wall.
There’s nothing underneath here, I checked. I’ve kept this nice and neat, it was very easy to take out, so that I can repackage it at another time. Actually I should put this back. Oh, this should go down a bit more I believe, there we go. And I can … Whoops.
Okay, so we’ll come back and check out this first try in a few minutes. I’m going to download the app and looks like get rolling. I think once he’s fully charged I use the app to get him started, so I’ll resume there.
Okay, so we’ve got it all charged up I believe. It was kind of annoying to connect to Cozmo because … Oh, let’s see, you can see his eyes a little bit. Because you have to turn off your wifi and it kept wanting to connect to a more powerful wifi. Now I’m at the step that tells me to take out the things preventing the cubes from using their battery. Let’s see. Oh, it says he’s got, I don’t know if you can see that, 175 seconds left, so I’m going to pause and then come back.
Here we go. Now I’m going to hit continue. Continue. Let’s see. Start. Watch Cozmo come to life. I think he’s waking up. Hello Cozmo. Hi.
I’m trying to move side to side to see if he can recognize me. It kind of sounds a little bit like Star Trek …
Oh hi. I think he sees me, standing behind the camera. Sounds a little bit like R2D2.
Let’s see, okay, let’s begin. Cozmo has a very special robot. Turned blue, okay. Place the power cube in the front. There we go. Great. Now it wants me to put the light size up. Okay. Oh, he’s going to go inspect it. He’ll tell me when he’s ready to proceed.
I think he’s excited about finding his cube. Here we go, let’s see. Cozmo is ready to play. Telling me some stuff. I’m just going to … Let’s play. Quick test. Unlock.
All right, just went through several things. He’s still playing with …
Automated: [crosstalk 00:05:51] Quick Tap. In this game, both you and Cozmo need your own cube to play with.
Speaker 1: Okay I’m going to go over the instructions for Quick Tap and I’ll be back.
Okay so it wants me to play this Quick Tap game. This is the first, game one. So basically we gotta match the colors on the cubes by pressing when they match and not on red. That’s basically the … and you get points if you …
All right, let’s see if I can … Tap a flashing cube. Okay. No not red. It tried to fake me out. Nope. See I get a point. Let’s see. Aha. Nope now I’m red even though it matches. Nope.
Let’s move it so you can see his eyes a little better.
Whoops. Sorry Cozmo. Let’s try that again. Right here buddy.
Okay, here we go. Let’s try again. Huh, I pressed it. I get a point. Now you’re just giving me points Cozmo. Oh, not on red.
He doesn’t look very happy. He wants to play again, all right.
He tries to interact with those eyes. Boy Cozmo, you’re getting eaten alive. Ah boy. Oh are you sad? Sad Cozmo.
So I’m basically getting some sort of points. I think you get something when you …
We’re playing it again. Now it gets a little bit harder. The colors are different. It can have two different colors on the same cube. Three to three.
Cozmo won. Let’s see if he celebrates. I want this to play around too.
He got faster. Best two out of three.
Four to one, me. His eyes are fun. There we go. Throwing a fit. I’m collecting energy which looks like I can unlock different stuff on the game, so cool.