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Cute Six-Wheeled Delivery Robots from Amazon Gradually Rolling Their Way in US

Currently, only a small number of the all-electric robots have been rolled out

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After testing the rebots near the company headquarters located in Seattle, Amazon is letting its little blue Scout robot stroll across the streets of Irvine with "Prime" printed on its side, web ported Big Think reported on Saturday. Pixabay

Cute six-wheeled delivery robots from e-commerce giant Amazon are now gradually rolling their way into the Californian neighbourhood.

After testing the rebots near the company headquarters located in Seattle, Amazon is letting its little blue Scout robot stroll across the streets of Irvine with “Prime” printed on its side, web ported Big Think reported on Saturday.

Currently, only a small number of the all-electric robots have been rolled out. For Irvine’s test programme, Amazon is handing out delivery assignments on a random basis, regardless of the delivery option a customer selects at purchase.

For now, they are accompanied by humans designated as “Amazon Scout Ambassadors” who not only are responsible for keeping an an eye on the bots but are also supposed to answer customers’ inevitable questions.

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Cute six-wheeled delivery robots from e-commerce giant Amazon are now gradually rolling their way into the Californian neighbourhood. Pixabay

The e-commerce giant also coined a term for its delivery robots — “adora-bots” — which are the online retailer’s first foray into real-world deployment of a robotic delivery system.

Depending on how effective they are – and how Amazon customers perceive them – these little autonomous droids could represent the leading edge of nationwide robotic delivery, the report said.

Amazon Scouts were developed Amazon’s Seattle labs and had been under test since January 2019.

Six of the robots have been delivering packages in Washington’s Snohomish County in daylight hours and all sorts of weather as part of the test.

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Being similar in size to largish rolling ice-chests, they are capable of delivering any package fit, the report noted. (IANS)

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Amazon Delivers 50% of Packages itself Now: Report

Amazon's deliveries will probably reach 6.5 billion by 2022 for $10 a package, the analysts said

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The Number doubled for Amazon in just the last year alone, from delivering about 20 percent of all of its own packages to now about half (46 per cent). VOA

In a serious threat to package delivery giants like FedEx and UPS, Amazon is now delivering 50 per cent of its packages itself especially in the urban centres globally, media reported.

According to Morgan Stanley estimates reported first by CNBC, analysts estimate Amazon Logistics — the company’s in-house shipping and delivery service — will soon overtake UPS and FedEx in the total volume of packages delivered in the US.

Jeff Bezos-led company still relies on third-party couriers for last-mile deliveries in rural regions.

Amazon Logistics now ships more than 2.5 billion packages a year in the US, while FedEx ships 3 billion and UPS delivers 4.7 billion.

Amazon’s deliveries will probably reach 6.5 billion by 2022 for $10 a package, the analysts said, meaning a massive loss of $65 billion in revenue for UPS, FedEx and the US Postal Service.

Amazon’s number doubled in just the last year alone, from delivering about 20 percent of all of its own packages to now about half (46 per cent).

After losing air-shipping contract of global courier company FedEx amid competition, e-commerce major Amazon has added 15 cargo aircraft to its fleet, aiming to reach 70 planes by 2021.

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In a serious threat to package delivery giants like FedEx and UPS, Amazon is now delivering 50 per cent of its packages itself especially in the urban centres globally, media reported. Pixabay

In a bid to expand its airborne ambitions, e-commerce giant Amazon is investing $1.5 billion in building a three million square-foot Prime Air airport outside Cincinnati in Kentucky as a parking garage for a 100 cargo jets.

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“We’re investing $1.5 billion in our new air hub to get you your packages faster. Three million square feet, and it’s going to create 2,000 jobs. And if you’re guessing that driving a front loader was fun, you’re right! #amazon #prime,” Bezos tweeted recently.

Amazon has a few dozen planes flying several hundred flights per week while UPS and FedEx have hundreds of planes flying thousands of flights. (IANS)