Amazon’s new home robot looks too cute to want to annihilate humans

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Unlike the sci-fi visions of humanoid robots with empty stares and a tendency to turn on their masters, Amazon’s first home robot looks far too cute to ever become self aware and hijack nuclear warheads to carry out a preemptive strike on humans. Astro, whose head is essentially a big screen, is about the size of a small dog and moves around the home on wheels, using a camera to avoid banging into things. With a cute-and-not-creepy looking gadget, Amazon has set its sights on household robots and has unveiled a new kind of device that is set to make everyday tasks at home a little easier. “In …

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