So Bloomberg reports. Kindle appeared 10 years ago, Echo 4 years ago, and now a new bet, codenamed “Vesta”.
Secret research and development projects do not all make it to market by any means, much less quickly. But perhaps this is the point at which we remind ourselves how fast Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot progressed from stumbles to backflips. As Wired opined: “It’s extremely difficult to make a bipedal robot that can move effectively, much less kick off a tumbling routine.”