Amazon works on his first home robot, which is designed under the code Vesta, according to Bloomberg. Named to the Roman goddess of the hearth, it is made by the Lab126 – the hardware division of the giant who previously made Kindle, Fire Phone and Echo.

So far, the details are small, but Amazon is likely to position it as a mobile and even more autonomous version of Alexa. The robot will follow the users at home and will take instructions without having to talk directly to the Echo smart speaker.

The prototype has software for computer vision and cameras for navigation. Amazon intends to send items of it to the homes of its employees before the end of the year. For end users it is expected to be available by 2019.


Kuri (above), which is essentially a virtual assistant housed in a mobile robot frame. Images: Mayfield Robotics

With so little detail, it’s not easy to understand what Amazon is planning, but obviously it’s about a new generation of smart home assistant rather than something like a “robot butler who will help you in housework.” Recently, such machines demonstrated LG with Hub, Mayfield Robotics with Kuri and and the Pixar-like Jibo. Post from: GizBrain

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