Would you let an Amazon robot into your house?

Doris Richards
July 13, 2019

Prototypes of the device are said to be wider than the newest Echo, which allows Amazon to pack additional components within the speaker, including up to four tweeters.

Amazon's Echo first went on sale in 2015 and has been a market leader ever since. The HomePod isn't selling just as Apple expected, and the organization as of late dropped the cost. Google has done quite well for itself with a market share of 31 percent.

The Seattle-based company typically rolls out a slew of devices in the fall, but sometimes scatters one-off product launches throughout the year.

The personal robot, codenamed "Vesta", and rumored since past year, is reportedly gaining traction. In fact, it would appear most users who buy an Amazon Echo don't care about audio quality at all, as the company's most popular smart speaker is the Echo Dot.


According to reports, Amazon's robot is known internally as "Vesta", and was originally meant to be shown off this year, although it's supposedly not yet ready to be mass-produced. Bloomberg said the robot isn't ready to launch this year as originally planned.

Now playing: Watch this: The Amazon Echo Show 5 helps Alexa fit nicely on your. People familiar with the project speculated past year that the Vesta could be a sort of mobile Alexa, accompanying customers in parts of their home where they don't have Echo devices. The company could also be developing Alexa-enabled earbuds similar to Apple's AirPods, as a previous report from Bloomberg had also indicated. Amazon is also planning a high-fidelity version of its music service, according to Music Business Worldwide, that should mesh better with the new Echo.

Bloomberg wasn't able to offer any specifics as to what objective the home robot would serve, but those who've seen prototypes of the device say that they "are about waist-high and navigate with the help of an array of computer-vision cameras".

It's unclear whether Vesta will actually make to market, but Bloomberg reports that engineers have been pulled off other products and assigned to work on the bot. Amazon, if you are reading this, give Vesta the ability to fetch things from the fridge, please and thank you! At the same time, today's report claims that the company is beginning to ramp up its efforts in creating a home robot.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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