• Apple is exploring home robots in an effort to create its next major product, Bloomberg reported. 
  • It's working on a mobile robot that can follow users and a smart display one, per the report.
  • The exploration of these devices comes after Apple killed its self-driving car project. 

Apple is in the early stages of looking into making home robots, a move that appears to be an effort to create its "next big thing" after it killed its self-driving car project earlier this year, sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Engineers are looking into developing a robot that could follow users around their houses, Bloomberg reported. They're also exploring a tabletop at-home device that uses robotics to rotate the display, a project that's more advanced than the mobile robot.

The idea behind the smart display robot is to mimic a person's head movement, such as reacting during a FaceTime session. It initially caught the attention of senior Apple executives years ago, though they've disagreed over whether to continue with the project, Bloomberg said.

Apple didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment before publication.

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