Amazon has been continuously reporting about its new launching of a home robot as per Bloomberg. Naming its project by “Vesta” name after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family. This has been overseen by Gregg Zehr, who developed Lab126, Amazon hardware research, and development sector based in California. The Lab126 represents the Amazon devices that include fire phone, Echo speaker, fire tablets and Kindle.
However, no specification has been provided regarding the Amazon robot, meaning how it looks like what are the features, or its purpose. Basically, this might be somewhat similar to “mobile Alexa” that follow users everywhere at home where they can’t contact directly to Echo speaker. In addition, the prototype robots include an advanced camera for navigation and computer vision software. Moreover, this device will available in every employee’s house by the year-end, and the general audience will be able to test this robot prototype by end of 2019.
With limited information about the Amazon robot, it’s quite difficult to analyze the further scheduling of the Amazon, the only thing that can be assumed in the home robot is it’s not a robot butler that will perform all the activities assigned related to household. In fact, the technology required to assemble this device is right now not available in the commercial sphere though Boston Dynamics are occupied in this activities.
Well, “home robot” indicates as a virtual assistant in-house that serves some sort of mechanical feel. A number of devices have been revealed recently, such as Mayfield Robotics’ Kuri, LG’s Hub Bot, and the Pixar-like Jibo. Moreover, acting from the central point of the smart home as well personal companions. Allowing the users to control the devices through Wi-Fi, executing various tasks such as setting timer, web search, and end number of games for children. They deliver more than expected, and Amazon’s Echo devices offer similar functions.
While the mobile Alexa stands useful for the Amazon and other users. Sharing its views on The Verge recently, the CEO of iRobot, maker of the Roomba, that mobile home robots will be essential in future, as per the data collected to initialize better homes.