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Amazon's Alexa-powered robot could follow you around at home

Amazon's Alexa-powered robot could follow you around at home

The demo models are cylindrical and wider than the current Echo so as to fit in at least four tweeters.

Though Amazon may want to provide consumers with a better sounding speaker to provide a more premium audio experience there is still a chance that the company could decide not to release it. Amazon's Lab126 is reportedly handling the task of development and is said to already have prototypes designed.

Echo devices control roughly two-thirds of the smart speaker this year, per eMarketer, but competitors like Google Home Max, Sonos One and Apple HomePod are chipping away at that lead, primarily due to superior audio quality.

Per the report Amazon plans to release a high quality of the Echo speaker next year. The HomePod isn't selling just as Apple expected, and the organization as of late dropped the cost. Google now has 31% of the market, while the rest have a joined 12%.

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As of now there no further details about Amazon's home robot, but there is a chance the company will reveal some details of it in September, when it usually hosts a big product reveal event at its Seattle headquarters.

Amazon is still working on a robot that will roam around homes, according to Bloomberg. Amazon told Bloomberg that the Echo lineup will "receive minor updates" this fall.

Amazon is preparing to launch an improved version of its Echo smart speaker by next year, according to a new report from Bloomberg .

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. Alexa is about the waist-high, navigate with the help of an array of computer vision cameras and also responds to voice commands. Amazon's home robot can be controlled by voice and uses built-in cameras. During a demo, an engineer is said to have summoned the robot with his voice. Amazon, if you are reading this, give Vesta the ability to fetch things from the fridge, please and thank you! In the past, several companies making home robots failed, such as Anki (which made a caterpillar-tracked Vector bot) and Jibo (which made the social bot Jibo).


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