Amazon home robot prototype is reportedly waist-high and can be summoned by voice

So will it be also programmed to silently roll down the halls so it can listen in at your or your kid’s bedroom doors at night and load it all on Amazon’s cloud servers too?

Amazon is still working on a robot that will roam around homes, according to Bloomberg.

A prototype of the robot, codenamed “Vesta,” is about “waist-high,” can be controlled by voice and is capable of moving around on its own using built-in cameras, according to the report.

A similar report last April revealed that Amazon is interested in creating home robots that might be able to provide access to the company’s Amazon Alexa voice assistant no matter where you are. Bloomberg said the robot isn’t ready to launch this year as originally planned.

An Amazon representative declined to comment.

Amazon has continued to invest in robotics and in June introduced new warehouse robots including the Pegasus and Xanthus.

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