Amazon Robot Astro: The future is here! Amazon’s new Astro robot is rolling around homes with Disney’s voice assistant. The $1,000 Astro robot can patrol your home as well as have eyes on the screen and even cup holders! David Limp from Amazon said he sees this as a way to help give peace of mind for families, helping them interact and check in on older family members. It will arrive by the end of the year only for US customers. It’s not just an Alexa on wheels, Limp said. It has eyes on the screen and even cup holders, because why not. Limp said it’s designed for “privacy at every turn,” with out-of-bounds zones built in. You can turn on a “do not disturb” setting to minimize how much Astro moves day or night. Amazon also built the device to do as much computing in its body as possible, rather than relying on an internet connection. This feature is expected to launch next year and will let users interact with Disney characters at home. Users can say “Hey, Disney!” command to interact. Every year, Amazon usually introduces a number of new products, including voice-controlled sunglasses and an in-home drone, […] read more