Amazon to develop software for its consumer robots in India

E-commerce giant Amazon on Monday announces that it will open a new consumer robotics software development center here that will build solutions for the world.

The India centre will help support Amazon’s international Robotics division, which launched its first robot Astro last year.

“Last year we unveiled our first consumer robot, but it certainly will not be our last. This new consumer robotics software development centre will help support our growing consumer robotics division and attract top talent to work on world-class technology products,” said Ken Washington, Vice President, Consumer Robotics, Amazon.

Amazon’s Consumer Robotics Software Development Center opens in Bengaluru

Astro is design to help customers with a range of tasks like home monitoring and keeping in touch with family. Astro will help customers with a range of tasks like home monitoring and keeping in touch with family.

It brings together new advancements in artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor technology, and voice and edge computing in a package that is really helpful and convenient.

The Amazon Devices: All About Astro is going to be a public event that will showcase the development of Astro along with the ongoing work at Amazon and the future of consumer robotics. The company will also showcase some demo videos of Astro at the event.

The company is going to host a virtual event called Amazon Device: All About Astro to mark the opening of the new site. It is schedule to take place at 9 AM on June 2. Astro comes with in-built Alexa and uses advanced navigation technology to find its way around the home. The company will also showcase some demo videos of Astro at the event.

The user can remotely send Astro to check on specific rooms, people, or things and can get alerts if Astro detects an unrecognized person or certain sounds when they are away.

“Turn off mics, cameras, and motion with one press of a button. You can use the Astro app to set out of bounds zones to let Astro know where it’s not allowed to go,” according to Amazon.

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