Amazon launches autonomous Scout delivery robot

BEN STEVENS | January 24, 2019

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Amazon has launched an autonomous delivery robot called Amazon Scout and will begin testing the device near its headquarters in Seattle. Six of the Amazon Scout robots will be delivering goods to Amazon shoppers in Snohomish County in Washington over the coming weeks during daylight hours.

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