Amazon’s Vesta, home robot codenamed, has appeared to have reached the “late-prototype stage”, a new report from Insider claims.
Vesta has been under development for nearly four years. The robot also has more than 800 employees working on it. The launch of this robot will be one of the biggest and most ambitious products of Amazon.
It can also be said that Amazon’s failed smartphone project, concerns some of the involved in Vesta’s development.
“People are very skeptical — we’re worried it could turn into another Fire Phone,” says a source to Insider.
Without much information about the project or the device, the company has left an abundance of unanswered questions coupled with uncertain details.
Insider’s report contains some very intriguing details, some of them include that the device is the size of “two small cats” and about 10 to 13 inches wide. The report also says that the brand-new robot will be equipped with a screen, microphone, and cameras.
Furthermore, its other features could include sensors for monitoring temperature and air quality; a waist-high retractable pole with a camera; and a compartment for carrying necessary objects.
The new Robo is named after the Roman goddess of the hearth. This might be a way for Amazon to show its customer that this time it’s going to drive into the heart of customers.
Over the last years, the company has tried to launch a variety of devices in an attempt to extend its reach into homes. They have varied from the discontinued Dash Wand to the Always Home Cam.
Insider’s report says that Amazon has been developing Vesta as its top priority, however, early sales projections are modest.
The publications say “Amazon could initially launch it as a limited invite-only product, similar to what it did with its fitness band Halo, according to these people.” This will prevent the company from squandering resources on unsold-inventory.