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Amazon debuts its adorable delivery robot called Scout

Wed, Jan 23 2019

Amazon is launching a new self-driving delivery device called Scout, and it’s adorable.

Scout is the size of a “small cooler” and can roll along sidewalks, delivering packages safely to a customer’s doorstep. The device is currently operating in Snohomish County, Washington, the company announced Wednesday.

It’s the latest development in Amazon’s growing logistics business and the cutest last-mile solution yet.

“The devices will autonomously follow their delivery route but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee,” Amazon said in a statement. “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.”

The company is starting with just six Scout devices operating during weekdays and daylight hours. Amazon customers in Snohomish County — just north of Seattle — can order packages as they normally would. Scout navigates to the customer’s door and automatically opens a top hatch allowing the customer to retrieve the package.

The release is a challenge to start-ups already in the space like Starship, TeleRetail and Marble.
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Shouldn't be too hard to steal the whole robot.
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Three dead after a Boeing 767 Atlas Air cargo jet operating for Amazon Prime Air plunges into a bay on landing approach to Houston

  • A cargo jet crashed into Trinity Bay in Anahuac, Texas on approach to Houston
  • Atlas Air Flight 3591 was on route to Houston's George Bush International Airport from Miami when it went down
  • The twin engine Boeing 767 was reportedly flying for Amazon Prime Air
  • The FAA says it was indicated that three people were on board the flight
  • There are no survivors in the crash, as per the Chambers County Sheriff's Office
  • The FAA lost radar and radio contact with the flight approximately 30 miles southeast of George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • The last transmission sent to the aircraft warned of heavy rain near the airport
  • Searchers have located the submerged aircraft
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