Since it was done Apple Car project cancelledApple is exploring different industries in new markets. One such area is personal robotics. In this article, we will shed light on everything we know about the upcoming Apple robot, and we will certainly have close follow-ups about it in the future.

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Android rumours

Famed analyst Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reported that Apple is actively seeking its next significant innovation, with a particular interest in robotics. The company has allocated engineering teams tasked with developing various robotic devices for home use, along with the artificial intelligence programs necessary to enhance their functionality and usefulness.

Apple's robotics efforts are coordinated within its hardware engineering division and its artificial intelligence and machine learning division, led by John Giannandrea.

Mobile robot

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Apple is considering making a mobile robot that tracks users throughout the home, similar to an iPad or a smart screen on wheels, equipped with advanced artificial intelligence technologies. It will be able to make video calls and communicate via FaceTime, monitor the home and the people in it, perform simple tasks, answer inquiries, as well as move around in crowded spaces in homes.

But while Apple may have ambitions for the robot to also do cleaning, dishwashing and other household chores, the engineering challenges involved make such capabilities unlikely at least in this decade. The focus appears to be on AI-based mobile assistant robots at the moment, with more advanced home functions difficult to achieve in the near term.

Table robot

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In addition to the mobile home robot project, Apple is working on another project that is described as “an advanced home device that can be placed on tables.” This device consists of a screen mounted on a small robotic motor mounted on a small base, which can simulate a person's head movements during a FaceTime video call. It's designed to accurately nod or focus on a specific person in a group FaceTime session.

However, Apple faced challenges related to the weight and balance of this device, but owning such products may not be welcomed by a large category of users, given their high price as expected. It is said that Apple has added and removed this product more than once over the years from its industrial map.

Secret house

Apple reportedly has a secret facility designed like a house, where it tests future home products.

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Other home appliances

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There are also some more realistic and widely accepted products in the pipeline, as rumors indicate that Apple is working on developing a central home device similar to the iPad that will serve as a central means of controlling smart devices. Apple has also been rumored to be working on a version of the Apple TV that would integrate HomePod speakers and a camera, and there have been rumors of a ‌HomePod‌ with a display.

Apple's competitors

From, an autonomous home robot with a digital face display that moves across a wooden floor, shown in News on the Side on March 29.

Amazon has a $1600 “Astro” robot that can navigate the home and remotely check on certain rooms, people, and objects when the user is away from home. It can send an alert if an unknown person is detected, or if alarm-like sounds are issued. It has a built-in screen and can be used to watch TV, make calls, set reminders, send messages, and more. It uses the personal assistant Alexa, and Amazon suggests it can be used remotely for “elderly care.”

Astro can also carry a variety of accessories and connect various household items or personal belongings within the home environment, such as a blood pressure monitor, etc.

Sony has experimented with robotics, and is best known for its Aibo robot dog. Priced at $2900, it is designed to resemble a real dog with dynamic movements, lifelike expressions, curiosity, and interest in human interaction. He can learn tricks, play with toys, and listen to commands.

There are a number of other home robots on the market, but the best known may be the wide range of robot vacuums such as the Roomba that are able to move around the home to automatically clean dust, dirt, pet fur, and other debris.

Apple robot release date

Apple's work on personal robots is still in its early stages, and the company has small teams exploring different concepts. It's not clear whether or not some sort of bot will be released, and there's no word on when that will happen.

What do you think about Apple entering the field of robotics? Do you see it succeeding and providing truly impressive technology? Or will such technologies, by Apple's harsh standards, be doomed to failure and cancellation? Tell us in the comments.



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