Amazon’s Astro robot is straight out of The Jetsons:
Amazon is rolling out (literally) a robot that can help monitor your home. Powered by Amazon Alexa and a bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) technology while patrolling about on a set of wheels, the Astro robot can handle numerous tasks, from providing a view of inside the home when you’re out to delivering a message to Mom.The robot carries the same name as the dog from The Jetsons, but its simple face, rolling mechanism and, of course, advanced tech, make it much more similar to Rosey. Amazon's Astro relies on AI, sensors, computer vision, and voice and edge computing to perform various workloads.For example, Astro can roll around your home and give you a live view of what it sees. That means you can check on your pet, look out for intruders, or make sure you turned the oven off. Astro is mobile thanks to a technology Amazon has dubbed Intelligent Motion. It uses simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) to ensure Astro makes its way around without crashing into stuff—even if someone forgot something on the floor that wasn’t there before.
Amazon is rolling out (literally) a robot that can help monitor your home. Powered by Amazon Alexa and a bunch of artificial intelligence (AI) technology while patrolling about on a set of wheels, the Astro robot can handle numerous tasks, from providing a view of inside the home when you’re out to delivering a message to Mom.
The robot carries the same name as the dog from The Jetsons, but its simple face, rolling mechanism and, of course, advanced tech, make it much more similar to Rosey. Amazon's Astro relies on AI, sensors, computer vision, and voice and edge computing to perform various workloads.
For example, Astro can roll around your home and give you a live view of what it sees. That means you can check on your pet, look out for intruders, or make sure you turned the oven off. Astro is mobile thanks to a technology Amazon has dubbed Intelligent Motion. It uses simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) to ensure Astro makes its way around without crashing into stuff—even if someone forgot something on the floor that wasn’t there before.
[...] Astro will ultimately be available for $1,449.99. However, there’s a $999.99 introductory price as part of Amazon’s Day 1 Editions early access program, and that includes a six-month trial of Ring Protect Pro. Amazon plans to start inviting participants to buy Astro in the US “later this year.”
Businesses could use robots like these to cut down on the amount of security guards they currently employ.
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Two words. Chopping Mall [imdb.com].
will Astro copy its larger cousin, and try to drown itself? [theverge.com]
Asking for a friend (in minecraft)
One of the things they've shown off about it is that there's an exchangeable compartment in the back to do things like carry bottles. So I guess it could have one if you have a 3d printer and the right model. Or maybe just wait a few weeks and check amazon.co.jp.
You feed the robot D-cell batteries. It will beg when it needs you to feed it more batteries. The robot takes a squatting posture to discard spent batteries.
We are getting closer and closer to some combination of Blade Runner, the Borg, and the Matrix.I won't live to see it, but it's creeping me out.The tech is way, way ahead of the ethical, sociological, and privacy concerns today. It's not going to get better.
when one of these gets offf on murder of an intruder on stand ground defence, then it will be a worry.
"straight out of the Jetsons"*
* if the Jetsons inhabited a dystopia
We are getting closer and closer to some combination of Blade Runner, the Borg, and the Matrix.
And which one of these is more evil than CEOs? If those are the jobs/people removed first, it will be a net win for society.
Even the common sci-fiction plot of "the robots are taking over everything to protect mankind from destroying itself" is less evil than the all consuming greed of the few at the top.
The issue becomes 'What do we do with all these people when we don't need human labor anymore?'.Because that day is getting closer and closer.
Ever existed. The most powerful strategy in war is to make your enemy adopt your methods. We need to fight the communist dictatorships of the 21st century more strongly than the fascist dictatorships of the 20th century, for one simple reason: The Fascist dictatorships failed. The Communist ones didn't. The Cold War was lost by the US. The creation of the CIA and its autonomous power prove that.
Taken from a talk my soph/Lt Corbis.
Wait until CLOT SHOTS really start killing those DUMB enough to take one when FLU SEASON kicks in Oct-March or so!
I hate to say it, but it makes you PITY THEM for being SO f'ing dumb!
Pure SUICDE like "DeathMonkey" suicided himself vs. me ASKING FOR IT here lol https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?noupdate=1&sid=45162&page=1&cid=1182286#commentwrap [soylentnews.org]
Especially vs. a COMMON-COLD being put out as some "plague" when they CAN'T SHOW YOU A "COVID 19 VIRUS" under an electron microscope!
When THE PCR TEST was invalidated! Especially by Kary Mullis the INVENTOR of it stating it proves nothing when it is turned up past iirc 24 cycles, which it WAS, to create FALSE POSITIVE results that ROPED DOPES IN for the next point:
When the WHO changes the DEFINITION of "pandemic" from NUMBER OF DEATHS vs. NUMBER OF CASES to make a herd stampede in panic (herd of stupid sheeple).
Please: ENJOY your periocarditis, myocarditis, brain aneurisms, NERVOUS "twitch" disorders OR PARALYSIS or lung CLOTS if not cancer or sterility from your "FINE VACCINE" (which doesn't even WORK, lol - except to tune you into RADIO STATION "WKILL", lol - can't happen soon enough & it will soon, bank on it).
* They KEEP "downmodding" this post, but I just put it up again, lmao as I do - there is NO STOPPING FACT or me, get used to it, losers.
EVERYONE knows it: Even the "DemonRATS" who were proven to have CHEATED in Maricopa county Arizona - all "their kind" KNOW how to do is cheat, lie, steal (& produce zero with their do-nothing TROLL LEACH LIVES).
Nicest part of it though? It shows & they fool NOBODY but themselves - Satan's LITTLE PAWNS, & nothing more.
P.S.=> SOCKPUPPETEERING DEMONRATS DELUDING THEMSELVES attempting to "FOOL" others, only FOOLING THEMSELVES? SOYLENT NEWS' OWN moderators/admins here KNOW it goes on, big write up here on it in fact https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/08/19/0211237 [soylentnews.org] on downmod bombing opponents/upmodding their many sockpuppet accounts etc. who "downmod bomb" others when they are BLOWN AWAY by FACTS - you know - like Ivermectin is a solution that not only works but was AWARDED & noted as such since the mid 1990's for HUMAN BEINGS TOO iirc)... apk
It can act as a lookout for criminals.
Astro was the dog, Rosie was the robot
Lectronimo was the robot dog.
See: Lectronimo [fandom.com]
This bot is going to spy on your meatspace activities to capture anything Alexa misses, isn't it?
"Help care for aging loved ones"??? More like a tripping hazard for "aging loved ones" and a call to your attorney. This is the dumbest thing since the Amazon Fire Phone. This thing doesn't do anything new, it's just a repackaged version of your smart phone, an Echo, and some security cameras.
"Amazon is rolling out (literally) a robot that can help monitor your home."
Is there still anyone left on this planet that does not read that as meaning Amazon is the one doing the monitoring, not the consumer?
Amazon is not trying to spy on you. Amazon is trying to provide helpful gadgets. Just check this out . . .
Amazon’s indoor camera drone is ready to fly around your house [arstechnica.com]
Next up: cameras. Amazon's crazy indoor, flying drone camera—the ambiguously named "Ring Always Home Cam"—is actually for sale now in the US. This was announced a full year ago, but now it's available "exclusively by invitation" for $249.99. This is a "Day 1 Edition" (read: a beta product). So Amazon isn't letting just anyone buy it. You can request an invitation to give Amazon money on the product page.
In a nutshell, it's an IoT flying indoor drone with sound and camera pickup and has a base station for recharging.
How cool is that!?! Without disturbing you, this drone can unobtrusively fly around your home making sure everything is okay.
Dear Amazon,Instead of a flying drone in my home, I would prefer you sell me more different IoT gadgets that are stationery and don't fly, but which also have mic and camera pickups. For my protection, of course.Thank you! May I have another?
Panopticon on wheels. Why limit Amazon to listening to everything you say in your house when you can let them see it too?
Except it's not the government by force. It's corporations with our consent as a 'for profit' eneavor. That's even creepier.The Feds / Local Po don't need a warrant when they can buy the footage they need from Amazon or Google.
Nice to see ACs in this thread providing us with their valuable free speech.