Amazon is developing a home robot called Vesta that stands waist-high as well ...

Amazon is developing a ROBOT called Vesta that will roam your house on wheels and can be summoned by voice commands, and plans to release a new Echo by next year, report claims Bloomberg reports that Amazon is developing a wheeled robotic assistant Vesta, as the bot is called, can be summoned with Alexa and navigate on its own An array of cameras and computer vision reportedly help the bot It's unclear if the bot will be sold despite Amazon adding engineers to the project

By James Pero For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:09 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 17:28 BST, 12 July 2019

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Amazon is inching closer to making a wheeled robotic assistant that can be controlled via its Echo smart speakers.

In a report from Bloomberg, sources from Amazon say the company has pulled engineers off of other projects to develop the bot -- a show of faith that indicates Amazon may soon look to bring the wheeled-assistant to market.

The robot, called 'Vesta', is controlled by Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa, and measures about waist-high according to Bloomberg. 

Amazon is inching closer to making a wheeled robotic assistant that can be controlled via its Echo smart speakers. File photo

Amazon is inching closer to making a wheeled robotic assistant that can be controlled via its Echo smart speakers. File photo

It's unclear exactly what the intended purpose of the device would be, though speculation is that the bot would be a kind of mobile Echo, bringing the Alexa capabilities with users around their home.

Helping the bot on its transient journey around one's home will be an array of cameras that use computer vision to navigate their environment. 

Bloomberg reports

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