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Amazon Unveils Cloud-Based Robotics Testing Platform

It added that the service is now available in Northern Virginia and Oregon in the U.S. and Ireland in Europe, before it is expanded to other regions in the coming year

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The logo of Amazon, online retailer is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. VOA

U.S. e-commerce leader Amazon’s subsidiary, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Monday launched the Cloud-based service, AWS RoboMaker, that will help developers to develop, deploy and test robotics applications.

The new service, which uses the widely deployed open source software Robot Operating System (ROS) , serves as a platform to help accelerate the time consuming robotics development process, Xinhua news agency reported.

“AWS RoboMaker provides an AWS Cloud9-based robotics integrated development environment for application development, robotics simulation to accelerate application testing, and fleet management for remote application deployment, update, and management,” AWS said in a statement.

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The service offers Amazon’ s machine learning technologies and analytics that help create a simulation for real world robotics development, such as letting robots perform tedious house chores, distribute inventory in warehouses or inspect pipelines and high-voltage wires in dangerous industrial environments.

“AWS RoboMaker’ s robotics simulation makes it easy to set up large-scale and parallel simulations with pre-built worlds, such as indoor rooms, retail stores, and racing tracks, so developers can test their applications on-demand and run multiple simulations in parallel,” said the company.

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It added that the service is now available in Northern Virginia and Oregon in the U.S. and Ireland in Europe, before it is expanded to other regions in the coming year. (IANS)

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Amazon Launches ‘Amazon Pay UPI’ For Android Users in India

This launch is a key step to enable Amazon customers in adopting BHIM UPI as a digital payment method, thereby helping the Indian government's initiative of "Cashless India", the company added

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The logo of Amazon, online retailer is seen at the company logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France. VOA

To facilitate secure payments and financial transactions on its platform, Amazon on Thursday launched “Amazon Pay Unified Payments Interface (UPI)” for Android users in partnership with Axis Bank to issue UPI IDs to its customers in India.

UPI is an instant real-time payment system developed by National Payments Corporation of India processing inter-bank transactions.

With this, users would be able to use their Amazon Pay UPI ID to shop on Amazon.in, make payments for their daily purchases, including recharges and bill payments, without entering bank account or debit card credentials or going through a multi-layer process to pay from their bank account, the company said in a statement.

“The launch of Amazon Pay UPI is a key milestone to help accelerate adoption of merchant payments on UPI platforms,” said Vikas Bansal, Director, Amazon Pay, India.

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‘Amazon Pay UPI’ launched for Android users in India.

Every customer transaction on Amazon is secured through mobile device verification as well as with UPI pin.

Customers could link their bank accounts and complete one time set-up process by setting up a UPI pin to make instant payments.
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This launch is a key step to enable Amazon customers in adopting BHIM UPI as a digital payment method, thereby helping the Indian government’s initiative of “Cashless India”, the company added.

Launched in 2007, Amazon Pay – the online payments processing service owned by Amazon – uses the consumer base of Amazon.com and focuses on giving users the option to pay with their Amazon accounts on external merchant websites. (IANS)