Amazon Could Be Working on an Alexa-Powered Robot

Amazon pours resources into smart home robot and upgraded Echo, report says

So far as we can tell the design will feature a wider housing, presumably to include more speakers, of which word is there will be four dedicated tweeters.

Second, and much more interesting in my view, is news that Amazon is working on a home robot. Google commands 31% of the market. Bloomberg is reporting that Amazon is building a new Echo that will offer premium sound. The news outlet also claims that Amazon has pulled engineers from other projects to work on Vesta. Amazon's home robot can be controlled by voice and uses built-in cameras.

Both these devices- Echo and Alexa, the robot are being developed by AmazonLab126, a research and development arm based in Sunnyvale, California.

Releasing a new version of the Echo that is created to take advantage of the better audio could help the company do just that, and Amazon could possibly make the service a part of its Prime subscription, which means people wouldn't have to actually spend any extra money on using it, they would simply need a speaker that was capable of meeting the hardware requirements to output the higher quality sound. Although the HomePod hasn't been quite as strong of a competitor as Apple hoped it would be, Amazon undoubtedly wants to reclaim any lost market share.

The organization intends to launch the new Echo probably next year, as per individuals acquainted with the product.

After Kangana Ranaut's fiasco with journalist, Ekta Kapoor says she's gone 'mental'
Members of the Guild also demanded a public apology from both Kapoor and Ranaut, journalists present at the meeting said. In the 1970s, Amitabh Bachchan and the media shared an icy relationship which thawed only about a decade later.

With over 15 products revealed at last year's Seattle headquarters, we can look forward to new products this year.

It's unclear what errands the Amazon robot may perform.

An Amazon representative declined to comment. A year ago its nifty One speaker added Alexa compatibility.

The Amazon Echo is a device that's gone through a few different iterations throughout the years, and according to a new report today, Amazon is looking to give it a fairly significant upgrade.

The waist-high robot moves around on wheels, uses computer-vision cameras and may be a mobile version of Amazon voice assistant Alexa, according to Bloomberg, which cited anonymous sources familiar with the project. During a demo, an engineer is said to have summoned the robot with his voice.



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