Meet Astro, Amazon's terrifying household robot

Amazon's Astro bot.
(Image credit: Amazon/Future)

From Wall-E to Terminator, we are all pretty familiar with the concept of a robot, but the thought of having one in your home seems a long way off, right? Well, not as long as we'd first thought.

Amazon has just announced a product called Astro, and if you haven't already guessed yet, it's a robot. Astro is a household robot that has been made to help you monitor your home. Despite its seemingly good intentions and cute face, we can't help but feel a little sceptical of a robot with the capabilities to learn a route around your home and monitor everything you do. (Smart home products aren't all scary though, check out our roundup of the best smart home devices for creatives.)

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.