Amazon Vesta Home Robots In The Works

Posted: Apr 23 2018, 9:31am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 
Amazon Vesta Home Robots in the Works

A new report reveals next big Amazon Device category.

Are robots Amazon's next big devices category? Mark Gurman at Bloomberg heard that much from his sources. Amazon is according to people familiar with plans working on home robots that move around like autonomous cars.

Under the codename Vesta, Amazon is developing a domestic robot that could start to be tested at employee's homes in 2018. The launch of the Amazon robots is supposed to be set for 2019.

"People familiar with the project speculate that the Vesta robot could be a sort of mobile Alexa, accompanying customers in parts of their home where they don’t have Echo devices. Prototypes of the robots have advanced cameras and computer vision software and can navigate through homes like a self-driving car," writes Gurman, who usually breaks Apple rumors.

Home robots are a longtime focus of Japanese and Korean robot companies. There will be all kinds of robots in our future lives ranging from assistance to companion robots. It will be interesting on which functionalities Amazon will be focusing on the first release of the Amazon robots.

Amazon has become a consumer electronics powerhouse. The company's gadget portfolio is impressive ranging from ebook readers, tablets, video streamers to voice assistant gadgets.

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