Amazon is reportedly ramping up development of its Alexa robot

Amazon is reportedly ramping up development of its Alexa robot

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Alexa on wheels

The company’s also said to be creating a new high-end Echo speaker.

What you need to know

  • Amazon has increased development resources for its Alexa robot.
  • The existence of the robot was first reported in April 2018.
  • A new high-end Echo speaker is also being created to take on Sonos.

In April 2018, it was reported that Amazon was creating its first Alexa robot with plans to launch it in 2019. Over a year later, we finally have an update on what’s happening with it.

According to a report from Bloomberg, the Alexa robot (codenamed “Vesta”) “isn’t ready to be mass-produced” and likely won’t be released this year. We thought it was possible that Amazon could end up scrapping Vesta and decide to never release it, but it sounds like the exact opposite is happening.

While Amazon could choose never to release the robot, in recent months it has pulled engineers from other projects to work on it — a signal the company plans to sell Vesta at some point.

Vesta has wheels to move around your house, and based on what we know so far, will come to you when you call for it. This would bring the benefit of essentially having an E

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