Amazon reveals autonomous home delivery robot

Amazon has revealed its new fully-electric, six-wheeled and autonomous home delivery robot called “Scout”, which it claims started delivering packages in Snohomish County, Washington, this week. Scout is about the size of a small cooler, says Amazon, and rolls along sidewalks at a walking pace.

Amazon is starting small, with only six Scout devices, delivering packages Monday through Friday, during daylight hours. These devices will autonomously follow their delivery route but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee. However, according to Amazon, these devices can safely and efficiently navigate around pets, pedestrians and anything else in their path. So you needn’t worry about tripping over these things!

Here’s a brief video clip of Scout in action. Quite fascinating to watch!

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