The centre will help support Astro’s international robotics division, which was launched last year.
Amazon is establishing a new Consumer Robotics Software Development Centre in Bengaluru to support the company’s Consumer Robotics division.Last year, the Consumer Robotics Division introduced its first robot, Astro.To commemorate the launch of the new site on June 2, the company will host a virtual event called Amazon Device: All About Astro.
Astro is a robot that is powered by artificial intelligence, computer vision, sensor technology, voice and edge computing, and is designed to assist customers with a variety of tasks such as home monitoring.
“We unveiled our first consumer robot last year, but it will not be our last.”This new Consumer Robotics Software Development Center will support our expanding consumer robotics division while also attracting top talent to work on world-class technology products.”India is an innovation hub; having the centre here will help Amazon create better consumer robotics experiences for customers around the world,” said Ken Washington, Amazon’s Vice President of Consumer Robotics.
The Amazon Devices: All About Astro event will be a public event that will showcase the development of Astro as well as Amazon’s ongoing work and the future of consumer robotics.At the event, the company will also show off some Astro demo videos.
It is set to take place on June 2 at 9 a.m.