At the WWDC 2013 keynote, app developer Anki took the stage and debuted a bluetooth-powered app called Anki Drive that pairs with robotic cars, giving them the ability to drive around a printed race track. According to the keynote, the cars know where they are and can react to obstacles in real time.

During the event, Tim Cook said, “Anki uses iOS devices and the iOS platform to bring artificial intelligence and robotics into our daily lives.”

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Anki is billing Anki Drive as a "real world video game" because the cars can also be programmed. The wait for this won't be long, either -- it's apparently due out at some point today.

[via MacRumors]

  • Man Goose

    The demonstration of this was amazing, apart from the fact that the 4th car had to be rebooted. Amazing conference, apple. Can't talk anymore got to watch WWDC

  • captainChocolade

    LOL looks like crap

    • Micah Neveu

      I didn't see the demonstration. What makes it look like crap?

  • JJE McManus

    This is big and not just because OMG RC cars. What we see here is two way communication between your iDevice and something else.
    Ladies and gentlemen we have controllers!
    Cook even mentioned it at the end of the keynote. Third party devices.
    I'm very pleased.

  • Protoman

    This is cool, but not that different from AR apps that already exist. Just a reimplementation of it is all.

    • chaos215bar2

      This was actually a really impressive demo and completely different from AR. However, at the moment it didn't look like much more than a neat demo. It's not clear what the game was.