Amazon unveils its first home robot… This is what it does!

The $1,000 Astro robot roams around your home on three wheels and can be used to move things from room to room, video chat, play music and monitor your home.

Amazon will ask people to sign up and then invite them to order the bot, as it won’t sell it to everyone as it does on its e-commerce site with the rest of the goods, where it allows for amazon By avoiding building a lot of gadgets that won’t sell and general flop like the Amazon Fire phone that discontinued in 2015.

Amazon said Astro will go on sale later this year but did not give a specific launch date.

Why robots?

Amazon Vice President of Product Charlie Trickler explained the reason behind the production of a robot, that there are occasional meetings between the team, to consider future technological changes, and what gadgets will not be absent from any home in the next 5 to 10 years, of which the robot was a part It is a vision of the team.

Astro with cup holder

Astro with cup holder

And Tretchler said Astro is combining a lot of what Amazon already offers into other products. Amazon already uses industrial robots that move products through its warehouses, as well as develops video hardware, Alexa voice assistants and home monitoring, which has been combined into Astro.

What is Astro?

Astro, about the size of a small dog, roams the house on three wheels, including two large wheels that prevent him from tripping and a smaller one that turns. It also has a camera that rises on a 42-inch arm that can monitor the house while it is on patrol.

The robot can follow you and play music or TV shows on its 10-inch touch screen. He has a facial recognition tool, which allows him to deliver drinks to family members.

astro

astro

Astro cameras are also used for home security or video chatting, and you can talk to him for weather or sports news via the Alexa assistant built into him. And you can play movies or TV shows as you would an Amazon tablet or Fire TV.

The robot comes with an app on the phone that you can control remotely, which is useful if you want to monitor a loved one who lives alone, such as an elderly family member.

Amazon will partner with third parties to offer tools such as the Astro blood pressure unit.

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