X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Amazon’s Adorable Scout Autonomous Delivery Robot Being Tested

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

Look at this cute little six-wheeled robot. It’s pretty adorable and is designed to deliver small goods. Specifically, Amazon’s Scout robot is delivering packages to customers in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington.

zoom in

The ‘bot is about the size of a drink cooler and rolls along sidewalks at walking pace. It can avoid pets and people on its trek. To use Scout, the customer in the served neighborhood orders as they usually would, and products can come via Scout or regular delivery service. Unfortunately, there is no option to choose Scout specifically, because I’d do that all the time.

The Scout fleet currently has six robots and initially, they will be followed by an Amazon employee, though they will cruise the route autonomously. Scout will only work Monday through Friday, during daylight hours. One can only imagine these could be used in good neighborhoods once unsupervised, or they’d all get picked up and stolen because they’re so adorable.



Say_Superstrings

Say_Superstrings

Cergol Forge

Cergol Forge

Pinned Up Corkboard Set

Pinned Up Corkboard Set

Advertisement
Concepts from Future Past: 2005 Holden EFIJY

Concepts from Future Past: 2005 Holden EFIJY

Watch a Hennessey ZR1 Corvette Run the 1/4 Mile in Under 9 Seconds

Watch a Hennessey ZR1 Corvette Run the 1/4 Mile in Under 9 Seconds

Put the Pedal to the Medal with Heel Tread Socks

Put the Pedal to the Medal with Heel Tread Socks

Advertisement