Meet Lynx, the walking, talking home robot powered by Amazon Alexa

AI assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant are cool, but you're still essentially talking to a speaker or your phone when you use them. Ubtech Robotics is looking to change that with Lynx, a talking and dancing robotic assistant that's powered by Amazon's AI.

Ubtech is a Chinese company that's responsible for creating educational and interactive humanoid robots like Alpha Series, and with Lynx, they've combined their proprietary robotics tech with the speech recognition, language comprehension and search utility provided from Alexa to create a unique human-to-robot interface that's super cool for some, and admittedly a little creepy for others.

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Lynx is designed to be an in-home companion, a physical extension of everything you'd expect from Alexa. Talk to Lynx to control music, set reminders and calendar events for yourself, find out the latest news or weather updates, and much more. With Lynx, Ubtech has added a built-in camera to the mix, which is used for facial recognition, remote video access for keeping tabs on your kids or pets, and the ability to conduct video calls over Wi-Fi. Put all those parts together, and you've actually got a pretty capable little device, that'll literally be able to follow you around the house, waiting for your next command.

This little robotic assistant is just more proof that Amazon is building out an impressive and capable operating system that we'll begin to see integrated in more tech, going far beyond Amazon's Echo speakers. At CES, we've already seen Alexa begin to be incorporated into appliances and autos, and now we can add robots to the list.

The future is here, folks. I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords.

Marc Lagace

Marc Lagace was an Apps and Games Editor at Android Central between 2016 and 2020. You can reach out to him on Twitter [@spacelagace.

  • Yes, but will it wash the dishes and hang out the laundry? 😄
  • Jesus its 2017, you still hang laundry outside to dry in this nasty atmosphere? Gross. Give me an actual dryer any day.
  • You must have cheap power where you live. We only use our dryer as a last resort.
  • Haha yes indeed I do, we have relatively clean air here in Oz, and it's more environmentally friendly too than burning fossil fuels to run the dryer (which we don't have in any case)
  • So your deyer uses special air that does not come from outside.
  • Lynx? I don't know, man. Wasn't that a text browser for Linux years ago? 😁
  • iRobot...The beginning of the end.
  • Can I teach it to drive me and make a martini?
  • These robots will be great for calling customer service lines.
  • Yes but does it make waffles?
  • These will be the sex robots LMAO
  • Is this thing weapons qualified?
  • Next. Google home robots
    After that. Skynet
  • Rise of the machines
  • John Conner was wrong; SkyNet doesn't start with a nuclear strike, it smothers us in our beds after we pay for the privilege of being smothered. And yet I still like my Echo Dot. I hope they use a really soft pillow.
  • I'm waiting for Rosie Jetson to hit the shelves.
  • And what's the cost?
    I have a Echo Dot in several parts of the house already. I don't think I need a Dot following me around. While it seems cool, I'm just not getting why I need a mobile Echo at this point.