Say Hello to Amazon's New Delivery Robot Scout


 
 
03:40 01/25/2019

Shares of e-commerce giant Amazon were on the rise after the company unveiled its new delivery robot called Scout. Shares moderately saw a bump in share price on Thursday after the company made the announcement on Wednesday. "We're starting with six Amazon Scout devices, delivering packages Monday through Friday, during daylight hours," Amazon stated. "The devices will autonomously follow their delivery route but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee. We developed Amazon Scout at our research and development lab in Seattle, ensuring the devices can safely and efficiently navigate around pets, pedestrians and anything else in their path." Scout is a small robot the size of a "small cooler" that can roll along sidewalks and up to the door step of customers. Once it navigates to the customer's door, it automatically opens a top hatch where the customer can reach for their package. Amazon said that Scout is currently operating in Snohomish County, Washington and that it is starting off with just six of the devices which will operate on weekdays in daylight hours. Initially there will be an Amazon employee that accompanies the robot. The self-driving delivery device is Amazon's latest developing in its logistics business. “We are delighted to welcome Amazon Scout into our community. Similar to Amazon, we are always looking for new ways to better deliver service to our residents," said Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers. "From the latest Amazon innovation to cutting edge technology, Snohomish County is a great place for entrepreneurial creativity.” Not too long ago Amazon also announced that it will deliver packages to your car and to your garage.


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