Amazon unveils & # 39; Scout & # 39; delivery bot set to roam the streets of Washington to deliver packages
Amazon unveils & # 39; Scout & # 39; delivery bot set to roam the streets of Seattle to deliver packages
- The bright blue battery powered robots can deliver packages autonomously
- Six Scout robots are used in an area of Snohomish County, Washington
- They roll along at a & # 39; walking pace & # 39; and avoid people and pets on the doorstep
Amazon implements self-driving delivery robots.
The internet giant announced Wednesday that six & # 39; Scout & # 39; robots will deliver packages to customers in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington.
Every Scout robot is a squat, bright blue device that runs on six wheels.
The devices powered by batteries are approximately the size of a small cooler and can deliver packages autonomously.
And city dwellers or suburban residents don't have to worry about Scout running them on the street, as Amazon says the robots are rolling along sidewalks at a rolling pace. & # 39;
It appears that there is a door at the top of each device that users can open to remove their package.
It is unclear how the robots verify the identity of the user, but other autonomous delivery robots, such as the Postmates meal delivery robot, require users to first enter a code on the device's touchscreen before they can retrieve their order.
For now, Scout devices will offer packages from Monday through Friday during the day, Sean Scott, vice president of Amazon Scout, wrote on a blogspot.
& # 39; The devices follow their delivery route autonomously, but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee & # 39 ;, Scott explained.
Every Scout robot is a squat, bright blue device that runs on six wheels. The fully electrical appliances are the size of a small cooler and can deliver packages autonomously
& # 39; We have developed Amazon Scout in our research and development laboratory in Seattle, so that the devices can safely and efficiently navigate around pets, pedestrians and everything else in their path. & # 39;
Scott added that the company will use what it learns from the first Scout trial to offer & # 39; even more durability and convenience to customer deliveries & # 39 ;.
Apart from Scout, Amazon is also said to develop delivery drones, which can also revolutionize the last mile part of the delivery process.
It also uses robots in its warehouses to handle basic tasks.
Last-mile delivery includes the process whereby you receive a package from the warehouse or a delivery van at your door.
WHAT ARE AMAZON & # 39; S ANTI-ROBOT TECH VESTS?
Amazon is increasingly relying on robots for some tasks in its warehouses, from transporting goods over short distances to storage shelves.
Now the internet giant has devised a system to protect employees against rushed robots.
Employees are equipped with & # 39; robotic tech vests & # 39; who inform the machines of their whereabouts, so that any accidents are prevented.
Employees are equipped with & # 39; robotic technical vests & # 39; informing robots of their whereabouts. They are designed by Amazon Robotics and worn as a pair of braces that are attached to a belt
In the past year, employees in more than 25 fulfillment centers have been able to use the vests.
The vests are designed by Amazon Robotics and are worn as a pair of suspenders that are attached to a belt.
The device is full of sensors that communicate with robots in the area and warn them about the location of an employee, so that they don't bump into it.
However, Amazon is not the only technology giant that develops delivery drones.
Postmates unveiled their & # 39; Serve & # 39; robot last December, which is intended for food delivery, can carry a load capacity of up to 50 lbs and can travel up to 30 miles with one load.
Starship Technologies' slow-moving delivery robots have been tested all over the world, including in Hamburg, Washington and California, where they delivered everything from groceries to takeaway pizza's.
They have traveled more than 100,000 miles in test mode in more than 100 cities in 20 different countries.
This week, the company announced that the robots would deliver food to students and staff at George Mason University.
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