Amazon’s Astro robot is dumb. You will still fall in love with it.

Why are we doing this? UCLA’s Mark Edmonds says it all starts with confidence. He has studied He says why people trust robots and that by default we tend to rely on machines to do what they are programmed to do. That means machines have to take care trust instead structure he. With Astro, trust […]

Amazon announces Astro, a home robot it swears by, more than Alexa

“Customers just don’t want Alexa on wheels,” Dave Limp, head of Amazon’s devices, said at a company event Tuesday. Then he started promoting a tech-packed home robot that looked a lot like the wheeled Alexa. At least four years in the making, the little robot named Astro has a big screen and cameras attached to […]