Amazon revealed a robot named Astro during its September 2021 hardware event. At the time, the company said it believes, in five to 10 years, every home will have a robot. It described Astro as a “new kind of household robot that integrates Alexa, advanced hardware, software, computer vision, and AI”. It even equipped Astro with what it calls a “unique persona” – which includes sounds, eyes on the display, and wheels to move around. Astro is reminiscent of WALL-E, but it’s built on top of Fire OS and Linux, making it more of a Fire tablet on wheels.