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Apple Eyes Home Robotics Market with AI Projects

Apple Eyes Home Robotics Market with AI Projects

Apple is reportedly exploring the development of AI-powered robots for the home. According to Bloomberg, these projects are in the early research stages but could result in exciting new products.

One concept in development is a mobile robot designed to follow its owner around the home. Apple is also considering a stationary device with a robotic arm that can move a display. The projects are still under development, and there’s no guarantee of a commercial release.

Key figures involved include Apple’s VP of Hardware Engineering and its Senior Director of Home Hardware Engineering. These projects are being spearheaded by both the hardware engineering and AI & machine learning divisions of Apple.

Apple appears to be ramping up its AI and robotics efforts, evident in its hiring for various robotics roles.  The company’s interest in home robots may be a logical step following the discontinuation of its electric vehicle project.