Anki is best known for their Overdrive robotic cars, but they got their start with the coding-focused Cozmo robot. They're using the experience from both to build Vector. Described as a home robot, Vector can recognize people and respond to your voice, setting timers, telling the weather, or answering simple queries. It's not quite an Echo, and while it has sensors to let it move autonomously, it's not going to clean your floors — in fact, it's designed to sit on a table. But while those other robots and assistants can be cold, Vector has a Wall-E-like personality that's curious, playful, and endearing, making it more like a palm-sized pet than a purpose-built box.