Household Robots, Amazon's Astro & CES 2022! Plus Scenes From The Best Darn Household Robot Movie, Robot & Frank!

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People Interested

Do you love robots as much as I love robots? I even like evil robots trying to take down the human race. I built a robot (@MrRIMP on Twitter, check our pinned interview). So when I heard about Amazon's household robot Astro I immediately requested an invite to purchase one. This, despite considerable snark about inability to do dishes or change diapers, plus concerns about introducing yet more surveillance capitalism into our personal lives. I have more immediate problems to solve, like keep tabs on my increasingly forgetful & confused 91 year-old mom, who we are trying to keep in her beloved home. And Astro may be ideal for this. So join us during CES 2022 to talk about household robots! As usual Sci Tech Chat regulars & NOOBs will meet in an virtual online custom 3D world! Our informal online meetup is unaffiliated with CES 2022, but we hope you'll attend both and share what you learn and experience. PS At the end of our meetup we will watch scenes from Robot & Frank, a movie about a household robot taking care of an Alzheimer's patient, about which the AARP wrote, "Robot and Frank is the year's best buddy picture: a funny, sad and ultimately inspiring story of two pals who are from not just two different worlds, but two different classes of sentient being. The story of a man with Alzheimer's whose children present him with a caregiving robot to help around the house".

Robotics - CES 2022

Introducing Amazon Astro, Household Robot for Home Monitoring, with Alexa

CES 2021: The robots are still coming

Robot & Frank (movie about household robot and an Alzheimer's patient)

Amazon Astro is ‘terrible’ and will ‘throw itself down’ stairs, developers reportedly claim

How new monitoring systems keep a close watch on older people - The Washington Post