No more chores: Amazon introduces household robot

Move over Rosey the Robot, Amazon is rolling out technology to rival “The Jetsons.”

Astro, a three wheeled droid that shares a name with the dog in the futuristic cartoon, can roam around your house, keep an eye on family members and run chores like bringing things to someone in another room, the e-commerce giant said in its fall product reveal Tuesday.

The $999 robot has a 42-inch arm with an artificial intelligence camera that can recognize faces, and also play music or TV shows on its 10-inch touch screen.

The e-commerce giant also unveiled a flying camera that combines its Ring technology with a drone to fly around your home and take security footage, and a smart thermometer that works with Alexa.

Also revealed were: a new Echo Show 15, a health-tracking band called Halo View, and an Alexa-powered voice assistant at Disney’s theme park hotels that also lets kids interact with characters from home.

Amazon typically introduces a slew of new products ahead of the holiday season, but historically many of them have not caught on.

Amazon’s Ring Always Home Cam drone.
Amazon’s Ring Always Home Cam drone is suited to provide extra security in households.
Amazon Echo Show released on 9/28/2021
The Echo Show 15 is the latest device in Amazon’s Echo lineup.
Amazon Glow is introduced during Amazon Devices and Services Announcement on September 28, 2021.
Amazon’s Glow device is tailored for remote chats.
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Gadgets and devices make up a small fraction of the company’s massive annual profits.

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