My Household Robot

I hear that Amazon is working on  a household robot.  Nobody seems to know much about it, but my impression is that it is supposed to be something like Alexa with wheels and cameras.  That sounds like a terrible idea.  A household robot better be able to do some stuff, so it needs lots of smarts and some good manipulators.

"Vesta, get me a beer!"  (Supposedly they are calling it Vesta).

So what are the minimum capabilities a household robot needs?  I have a few ideas.

1)Set the table for dinner.

2)Collect dirty dishes and put them in the dishwasher.

3)Empty clean dishes from dishwasher and put them away.

4)Pick up toys, other stuff off floor and put away.

5)Make the beds.

6)Do the laundry.

Anybody have other ideas that might be implementable in the next decade or so?  Assume your robot has good cameras, can map the house, recognize many common objects, and has manipulators something like hands and arms.


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