Amazon gives Alexa a camera, wheels and calls it a robot... but is it worth buying?

Amazon Astro robot
(Image credit: Amazon)

Do you love Alexa? Then what if it could be released from its smart speaker prison, and given a wheeled body of its own to roam around in? 

How about adding a couple of cameras so it could not just hear things, but see them too? Plus a touchscreen display for good measure, along with some facial recognition software, so it could literally follow you around the house?

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Tom May

Tom May is a freelance writer and editor specializing in art, photography, design and travel. He has been editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. He has also worked for a wide range of mainstream titles including The Sun, Radio Times, NME, T3, Heat, Company and Bella.