Astro the Home Guarding Robot
Amazon unveils Astro, an Alexa-powered robot that autonomously monitors your home.
12:30 30 September 2021
Amazon has officially unveiled Astro, an Alexa-powered robot designed to patrol your home when you're away.
The $1,450 device is equipped with intelligent motion and designed to give you alerts about any disturbances. It can be programmed to navigate and check in on specific areas, show a live view of rooms, move around the home and send alerts if it detects an unrecognised person.
Charlie Tritschler, vice president for products at Amazon, said: 'Its personality is also helpful – for example, it hangs out in places where it can be the most useful,'
'For me, that’s in the kitchen, where I’m typically asking for a recipe or sending Astro to tell my family that dinner is ready.'
Amazon also launched 'Amazon Glow', a kids device that allows them to share an 'interactive projected space' with loved ones and a new security doorbell.
Amazon says Glow combines 'immersive projection, sensing and video technologies to make it feel like you’re having fun in-person'.
'Glow brings an entirely new level of fun that lets kids be kids and welcomes grown-ups into an exciting new way to connect and bond, even when they’re far away,' said Joerg Tewes, general manager for Amazon Glow.
'We’ve created an unbreakable, supersized, projected surface like no other, fusing digital and physical fun that excites kids and delights grown-ups with all they can do together.'