Amazon is engaged in the development of some robots for the modern "smart" home. Bloomberg informs about it, referring to information received from informed persons.
The project is codenamed Vesta. It is overseen by Gregg Zehr, head of the secret research laboratory Lab126, a division of Amazon.
It is noted that the Vesta project was born a few years ago, but only now Amazon has begun its active development. For this, the company invites specialists in the field of robotics to work.
Exactly what functions Amazon's home robots will perform is not yet entirely clear. But there are speculations that such devices could be used as mobile intelligent assistants following the home owner.
It is known that existing prototypes of robots are endowed with cameras and a computer vision system. They are able to independently move around the house, avoiding collisions with obstacles.
Testing robots with the involvement of Amazon employees should begin as early as this year. Thus, devices may appear on the commercial market before the end of this decade.