Amazon is developing a ROBOT called Vesta that will traverse your home on wheels and can be called by voice commands, and plans to launch a new echo next year, claims claims
- Bloomberg reports that Amazon is developing a robot assistant with wheels
- Vesta, as the bot is called, can be called with Alexa and navigate independently
- A series of cameras & computer vision allegedly help the bone
- It is unclear whether the bot will be sold despite Amazon adding engineers to the project
Amazon is moving closer to making a robotic assistant on wheels that can be controlled via the Echo smart speakers.
In a Bloomberg report, Amazon sources say the company has detached engineers from other bot development projects – a sign of confidence that Amazon will soon be able to watch the wheeled assistant.
The robot, named & # 39; Vesta & # 39 ;, is controlled by Amazon & # 39; s voice assistant, Alexa, and measures waist high Bloomberg.
Amazon is moving closer to making a robotic assistant on wheels that can be controlled via the Echo smart speakers. File photo
It is unclear what exactly the intended purpose of the device would be, although speculation is that the bot would be a sort of mobile echo, reaching the Alexa capabilities with users at their homes.
Helping the bot on his passing journey around his house will be a series of cameras that use computer vision to navigate their environment.
Bloomberg reports that an Amazon employee was able to recall the robot using voice commands during a demonstration.
Despite the increasing efforts to bring the robot to fruition, it is unclear whether Vesta – named after the Roman goddess of domestic and household life – will succeed in the Amazon product range.
The robot was first reported by Bloomberg last year and was received with denial by an Amazon spokesperson who said the outlet said the company is not commenting on & # 39; rumors and speculation. & # 39;
WHAT IS THE AMAZON & # 39; VESTA & # 39; PROJECT?
Amazon reportedly develops a home robot named & # 39; Vesta & # 39; which will be equipped with its Alexa voice assistant.
It is unclear exactly what the bot will be able to do, but sources say that the bot can be a mobile means to expand the Echo services.
Vesta is reportedly a medium-high bolt, with wheels and a series of cameras that use computer vision to navigate through the device.
It is unclear whether Vesta will actually market, but Bloomberg reports that technicians have been removed from other products and assigned to the bot.
For Vesta, the timing of Amazon can be extremely ominous.
Other comparable home robots were decommissioned in 2018, including the Jibo and Kuri.
Unlike Vesta, however, Jibo and Kuri were sedentary and were also marketed as companions, injecting a dose of personality into their list of positions.
For example: Jibo could play word games and Kuri purred when the users knocked him upside down.
As noted by CNBC, Amazon typically releases its largest products at the Seattle headquarters in September.
In collaboration with Vesta, Amazon is also reportedly developing a more high-end version of its Echo smart speaker.
The device, which follows the same cylindrical design of other Echo products, will be equipped with four tweeters and is slightly larger than its predecessors.
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