For delivery, Amazon has long been talking about drones and the company has just begun testing a delivery robot, Amazon Scout, in Seattle.
Caption: Amazon Scout makes deliveries during daylight hours.
Amazon has announced that they are field testing a new fully-electric autonomous delivery system known as Amazon Scout. These devices were created by Amazon, are the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace.
The test program will start with six Amazon Scout devices, delivering packages Monday through Friday, during daylight hours.
Amazon has announced that Amazon Scout, its robot that is specially designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices, has started delivering packages to customers in a neighbourhood in Snohomish County, Washington.
Amazon says that its customers in Snohomish County should order just as they normally do and their Amazon packages will be delivered either by one of its partner carriers or by Amazon Scout. Customers can shop on the Amazon App or amazon.com and enjoy the same delivery options including fast, FREE Same-Day, One-Day and Two-Day shipping for Prime members, the company executive noted.
The e-commerce giant on Wednesday announced a trial of "Amazon Scout
," autonomous delivery devices the size of a cooler that roll along sidewalks at a walking pace.
In a blog posting, Sean Scott VP of Amazon Scout
said: "At Amazon, we continually invest in new technologies to benefit customers.
When customers go to the Amazon Scout
page, they will find product listings with thumbs up and thumbs down icons underneath them.
In February, the Sunday Mail revealed Amazon scouts
posed as tourists while visiting potential sites.
PRECIOUS Amazon scouts
toured locations including Skye, Dunskey Castle and Scourie last summer
It's a practice that many state and municipal governments are engaging in as Amazon scouts
out its next headquarters.