Amazon revealed its long-rumored home robot, Astro. Astro is powered by Alexa smart home technology and AI. The robot is designed to help customers with a range of tasks like home monitoring, home security, and it also allows you to keep in touch with your family.
Amazon’s Astro is priced at $1,000, and yes, it’s indeed expensive for many. At first, the robot will be sold by invitation from Amazon as it’s a “Day 1 edition.” Day 1 edition means the company will test them with customers before launching the products fully for everyone.
Astro is equipped with computer vision, sensor technology, and voice and edge computing. The camera in the home robot can recognize a user’s face and autonomously drive around the house to navigate and check specific areas for safety and security purposes.
- Here are few unique features of Astro
- Follows around the user without any input.
- Astro is like moving Alexa, it can fetch details, play music, TV shows, and connect to other smart devices in your home.
- Astro’s smart display Echo show 15 can be mounted on a wall, and the user can personalize the screen.
Astro is a good innovation for home security and elderly care. However, Amazon didn’t reveal the specific launch date!