What do you find when you mix Amazon Alexa voice assistant and Show tablet, give it a large amount of artificial intelligence, combine it all Ring home security machine, and let it circulate around your house independently? You get a robot because of a robot.
Actually, you find Astro, A home-based robot in the Amazon. The company has been working on this project for almost four years, and it has plans for Astro. I’m not really sure what’s left, why it gives robot on call only, hopefully thousands of first-time customers can help interpret the design. The 2-foot, 20-pound robot has 10-inch screens; There are also various sensors, cameras, and microphones; and it can run, around, around you. It costs $ 1,000.
Astro demonstrates Amazon’s commitment to robotics, an area where the company has been spending huge sums of money over the years as part of its warehouse. It also shows how Amazon is interested in using its tools – and its services – in every corner of our homes. But the Astro, as beautiful as it is, is a robot for no reason, right now. Amazon’s chief of staff Dave Limp has identified a number of cases of use in communications with WIRED, including the elderly and home security. But in the end, Limp says, the company wants to get it in the hands of the customer so that it can identify the “special use cases” of the bot.
The Astro bottle is powered by Qualcomm’s tiny chips, which are made with the ingenious design in the chipset. Its user interface comes from FireOS and Linux. It has five motors to give it an oomph, and can carry a moment in the back (each weighing 5 pounds).
His face is a clear pill, but this is where you can switch or jump in rules or video chats without relying on voice correction. And that’s where you can find Astro’s eyes, which are meant to offer more life than the cool, glasses we love. Alexa has also been built on Astro, so you can play jokes with what’s in your heart.
Preliminary reports have compared this to a robot cleaner, and they are not wrong, remove the whole clean house. The Astro is powered by a battery and when depleted, it returns to the standard port. Very similar to the robot washer and many sensors in the bot: Astro has “production sensors, time-lapse cameras, and other imaging tools that allow the robot to know what is moving and where it is going,” according to About. It has a periscope camera that protrudes from the top of the bot.