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Amazon has made its own autonomous six-wheeled delivery robot

The Verge Wednesday, 23 January 2019 ()
Amazon has made its own autonomous six-wheeled delivery robotAmazon is entering the robot delivery game with an electric hamper on wheels it’s calling the Amazon Scout. The e-commerce giant is the latest company to try its hand at this sort of automated, last-mile delivery solution, following a crop of startups, as well as experiments by larger firms like Domino’s Pizza and PepsiCo.

Details about the Scout are thin on the ground, but the design looks similar to existing robots. In fact, the Scout looks almost identical to devices from Starship Technologies, an Estonian startup that was an early entrant to the field.

The Scout has six wheels, is powered by an electric battery, and moves at a walking pace. Just six devices are currently being trialed in a single neighborhood in Snohomish County,...
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Meet Scout, Amazon’s new autonomous delivery robot. Rolling on six wheels, Scout is the size of a small cooler and is designed to roll along sidewalks at a walking pace. It’s Amazon’s latest effort to automate the last-mile of delivery, which uses up precious time and energy. This may be the...

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