Google is testing a robot that will help its workforce learn more about its environment and its own customers by analyzing their behaviors.
The robot, called Alesis, will monitor and analyze what people do and say and then recommend new strategies, such as working less and being more attentive to customers, according to people familiar with the project.
It is designed to be self-aware and not require humans to work with it.
The robots are being developed by a Google spinoff company called Glassworks and the robotics company BlueGo.
Google has spent millions of dollars developing artificial intelligence and robotics to help it build and expand its search and advertising businesses.