Flipmemes has gathered that Popular tech Gaint, Amazon has spoken on the release of its first-ever household robot, Astro which would be powered by its Alexa smart home technology.
The company said the robot has the possibility of being controlled remotely when not at home, to check on pets, people, or home security.
It can also patrol a home automatically and send owners a notification if it detects something unusual.Amazon said it was more than “Alexa with wheels” and had been programmed with a range of movements and expressions to give it personality.
The robot Has been programmed not to go into certain areas, with It’s “do not disturb” feature. It also features buttons to turn off cameras and microphones – though it loses its ability to move around when they are switched off.
The small robot also comes equipped with an extendable “periscope” camera that pops up from its head. Amazon showed an example of using it to check if a gas hob had been left on after leaving the house.
The $999.99 (£740) robot has been Poised to be of help to the elderly.”Astro is a bold move by Amazon, but a logical step given its expertise in robots and desire to become more integrated into consumers’ daily lives,”said Ben Wood, chief analyst at CCS Insight.
Unlike some rivals, Amazon “is willing to bring highly experimental products to market” and see how customers react, he said.