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Amazon is reportedly working on its first home robot
« on: April 23, 2018, 10:32:29 AM »

In the news this morning . . .  %)

Amazon is reportedly developing its first robot for the home. The project has been given the codename “Vesta,” named after the Roman goddess of the hearth. It’s being developed by Lab126, the Amazon hardware R&D center that previously built the Kindle, Fire Phone, and Echo.

There are no firm details on what Amazon’s robot looks like or what purpose it will serve, but Bloomberg suggests it could be a sort of “mobile Alexa” — following users around their house to places where they can’t speak directly to an Echo speaker. Prototype robots built by Amazon reportedly have computer vision software and cameras for navigation, and the company is said to be planning to seed devices in employees’ homes by the end of the year. Bloomberg notes that the general public might be able to test such robot prototypes “as early as 2019.”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-23/amazon-is-said-to-be-working-on-another-big-bet-home-robots

https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/23/17270002/amazon-robot-home-alexa-echo
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Re: Amazon is reportedly working on its first home robot
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2018, 02:44:33 PM »

Sounds cool! It might be worth my looking into. Thanks for the info.
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