Overlook Alexa, Astro is the subsequent step in Amazon’s infiltration of your house

Amazon capped off its late-year event with a shock announcement: Astro, a brand new robotic that’s basically a pill on wheels with sufficient cameras to host a video chat and map your own home. It’s the subsequent massive enterprise for Amazon to get into your own home, serve your wants, and make its units important to your every day life.

Astro is a ‘yet one more factor’ we’d anticipate from extra skilled shopper tech corporations – see the LG Rolling Bot in 2016 and the Samsung Ballie in 2020. Whereas each had been pitched to fill comparable roles of patrolling properties, notifying customers of atypical occasions, and taking notes, neither of the latter made it a lot farther than the idea stage. 

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