The intention of Amazon and other similar companies to design a way to deliver goods without human intervention is perfectly understandable and logical. Any company aims to reduce its costs by replacing people with machines, wherever appropriate. The company’s idea to create Amazon Prime Air, a cargo delivery service using drones, has been known for a considerable length of time.
However, it will take a long time to complete the development of such a system. At the moment, the trade giant has announced the launch of Scout robots testing. They represent small six-wheeled sidewalk drones equipped with a compartment to deliver packages.
The electronic courier moves at pedestrian speeds, and the built-in navigation system makes the electronic “employee” as good as any human one. The machine scans the environment avoiding any obstacles on its way.
For testing purposes, six such devices will initially be operated during daytime in Snohomish County, WA.