Amazon is a major player in the smart speaker market already and it appears that the company now has another device that it wants to put in your home. According to a new report, Amazon has been working on its first home robot which will have computer vision for navigation and will essentially double as a mobile Alexa.
Bloomberg reports that the project has been internally codenamed “Vesta” and it’s being developed by Lab126, the hardware R&D team that also came up with the Fire Phone, the Kindle, and the Amazon Echo.
The report is slim on the details of what this robot is going to look like and precisely what it’s going to be meant for, but it does mention that it would likely function as a mobile Alexa. It will be able to follow users around the house to places where they can’t just speak to their Echo device.
It may be a while, though, before the company’s first home robot hits the market, though. The scribe mentions that Amazon is looking to put the robot in employees’ homes by the end of this year for testing which means that the public might not be able to get it before 2019.