• Here's why experts believe a 'universal robot' will follow the same evolutionary path as your smartphone

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The leading minds of robotics and artificial intelligence expect a personal assistant robot, not unlike what Amazon is reportedly working on, to be a question of when, not if.
    Experts believe a robot the evolution of the robot will be very similar to the smartphone: various technologies will develop independently and then be combined into a droid.
    The key ingredients for a universal robot, including speech recognition, visual computing and mechanical engineering, are all evolving at different speeds.
    One day, we will all have robots instead of smartphones.
    The life-like droids will advise...
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  • Is Alexa getting a big brother? Amazon is working on a secret home robot

    Is Alexa getting a big brother? Amazon is working on a secret home robot

    3 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    Amazon is reportedly developing home robotics products at its Lab123 hardware research and development division. People with insider knowledge of the work in Lab123 reportedly said home robots could be on the market as early as 2019.
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  • Amazon is said to be building home robots

    Amazon is said to be building home robots

    3 monthes ago - By Technology Review


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  • Rumored Amazon robot is the Alexa evolution we're not sure we want

    Rumored Amazon robot is the Alexa evolution we're not sure we want

    3 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Amazon has already worked its way into homes around the world with Alexa, but now the company might be thinking bigger. New rumors today claim that Amazon is looking to launch something technophiles have dreamed about for decades: a consumer robot for the home. Many companies have tried and failed to create domestic robots before, but if there's one company...
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  • Report: Amazon Is Building a Domestic Robot

    3 monthes ago - By PCMag

    Think Alexa, but with the ability to move around your home autonomously.
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  • Why Amazon's home robots aren't a stretch: All the infrastructure, ecosystem via AWS is in place

    3 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    Amazon is reportedly planning to launch domestic robots. Assuming the robot designs aren't horrendous, Amazon already has the computer vision, deep learning and speech processing to make its robots helpful.
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  • Amazon is building a home robot: report

    Amazon is building a home robot: report

    3 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Amazon is planning to build a domestic robot, according to a new report from Bloomberg ‘s Mark Gurman. Citing people familiar with the plans, Gurman reports the project is codenamed ‘Vesta,' after the Roman goddess of the hearth, home and family. The tech giant will reportedly begin testing the robots in employee homes by the end of 2018 and possibly move to consumer trials in early 2019 - though there's still room for the project to be killed off entirely if trials don't go well. Though Bloomberg received no clear indication of what the robots will do, the publication's sources say the...
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  • Amazon reportedly working on personal robots for your home

    Amazon reportedly working on personal robots for your home

    3 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Just four years after kicking off the smart speaker craze with the Echo, Amazon is reportedly building robots for the home as its next major venture. According to Bloomberg , the top-secret project - codenamed "Vesta" internally after the Roman goddess of the hearth - is being developed by the Lab126 hardware R&D division in California. Lab126 is the same division that produced the Echo, Fire TV set-top boxes and even the Fire Phone.
    While sources claim that the project was initiated years ago, Amazon began ramping up hiring this year, with dozens of job listings appearing on the Lab126...
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  • Bloomberg: Amazon is developing robots for the home

    3 monthes ago - By Liliputing

    For a company that started out as an online book store, Amazon has become one of the biggest players in the tech industry. Amazon Web Services powers much of the web. The company's Echo line of devices effectively popularized use voice assistants around the home in a way that Apple's Siri never did. And the...
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  • An Amazon home robot may be coming to a living room near you - CNET

    3 monthes ago - By CNET

    A secret project called Vesta is reportedly developing the new gadget, which may be released as soon as next year.
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  • Amazon's got a 'top secret' plan to put robots in your home by 2019, according to a new report

    Amazon's got a 'top secret' plan to put robots in your home by 2019, according to a new report

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon's reportedly building out a line of home robots. The project is codenamed, "Vesta."
    The robots are said to be able to navigate homes autonomously.
    According to Bloomberg , Amazon's line of domestic robots could arrive as soon as 2019.
    Amazon's next big move could be putting a robot - or several robots - into your home. And they could arrive as soon as 2019.
    That's according to a report on Monday morning from Bloomberg , which says that Amazon is several years deep into a project codenamed "Vesta" - a project to create domestic robots that could live with you.
    The plan, according to...
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