Amazon Unveils ‘Astro,’ a Privacy Nightmare Robot That Follows You Around
Amazon unveiled a host of new products including Astro, a mobile Alexa robot that can capture every detail of your home’s layout, follow you around on video calls, and apparently even recognize people’s faces.
First and foremost, Astro is a spybot. According to Amazon, the robot uses machine learning to “proactively patrol your home, investigate activity, and send you notifications when it detects something unusual,” and it gives users the option to save the videos with Amazon’s home surveillance product Ring. This thing even has an extendable periscope.