The post office, planes, drones, trucks… All this is not enough for Amazon, which now wants to rely on Scout, small 6-wheel delivery robots.
Jeff Bezos’ company has just launched a test operation in a small American neighbourhood with six small delivery robots. This is Amazon Scout, the small blue and black delivery robot with 6 wheels.
Amazon Scout: a robot for business hours
Scout is a small electric robot used to make deliveries. It is approximately the size of a cooler and moves on six wheels. For now, you won’t see it everywhere. It will be tested in a neighborhood in Snohomish County, Washington, 100 kilometers north of Seattle where Amazon’s headquarters are located. The robot will therefore be tested from Monday to Friday, only during the day. They will not be left alone for the time being but followed by an Amazon staff member. Developed in laboratories, Scout robots are designed to navigate sidewalks and avoid pedestrians or anything else that might get in their way.
Users in the area will therefore be able to order on Amazon but, instead of seeing the postman arrive, it is a robot that will arrive in front of their door with their order. Of course, the use of these robots raises many questions about the autonomy, durability or potential flight of these devices. It will probably take a few months of tests before we can see more clearly. But we’re already looking forward to it!