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Amazon’s Astro and the quest for competent robot help

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Robots are here and thanks to Astro, they’re invading your home. We take a look at the pros and cons of Astro as well as the past, present and future of helper bots.

Others of note include Mayfield Robotics Kuri, Aeolus, Samsung Bot Handy and more.

0:00 Intro
0:20 How We Got Here
1:01 Astro Wasn't First
1:27 Kuri
2:18 Aelous
3:40 Honorable Mentions
4:55 Astro's Features
5:23 Privacy
5:56 Functionality
6:30 Amazon's Experiments
7:03 What Astro is Missing

Astro Invitation: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078NSDFSB/
Astro privacy concerns: https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/amazon-astro-robot-is-an-adorable-privacy-nightmare/
Amazon's frightening popularity: https://www.cnet.com/home/smart-home/criticizing-amazon-might-be-a-losing-battle-but-its-one-worth-fighting/

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