The first Amazon robot is a very strange product – and it arguably provides more problems than solutions.
Even when introducing Astro, it remains vague what the Amazon robot is actually supposed to be good for. Even the manufacturer struggles to outline the intended use when presenting Astro. There is talk of the robot increasing the security in your own four walls – exactly the opposite is the case.
What can Astro see and hear?
In the past it has been revealed how Amazon’s own employees accessed the video data from ring cameras . Nobody wants to experience anything comparable with the astro data. Because then it could affect many more areas of life than is possible with a normal surveillance camera – because Astro moves and can look around the apartment.
Police could use astro data for a virtual house search.
Astro sees every corner of your own home.
With the Astro, Amazon does not even penetrate other areas of life, the type of data collection changes. Amazon has various surveillance cameras in its portfolio that send their data via Amazon servers. But a camera usually only monitors one room and usually only a certain area of it.
With Astro there is a device in the household that can drive through all rooms and look around at will. It would be comparable to monitoring every corner of your home with cameras.