Amazon expands roll-out of its delivery robots to more US states

Wassim El Attar
Supply Chain Analyst
@Supplychain_IGD

Date : 29 July 2020

Amazon has announced the expansion of its robot delivery trial to Atlanta, Georgia and Franklin, Tennessee.

Monday through Friday, during daylight hours

Amazon began testing its delivery robots, called ‘Scout’, in Snohomish County, Washington, in early 2019 before expanding to the Irvine area in Southern California, in August of last year.

The fully electric, six-wheeled delivery robot is now delivering packages to select customers in Atlanta and Franklin.

According to Amazon, ‘Scout’, which move at walking pace and can navigate around pets, pedestrians and other objects in its path, will operate from Monday through Friday, during daylight hours. The company is starting with a small number of robots in each city.

The same delivery options are available to Amazon’s customers, including fast, FREE Same-Day, One-Day, and Two-Day shipping for Prime members. The devices will autonomously follow their delivery route, and initially be accompanied by an Amazon Scout Ambassador.

Also, according to Amazon, the robots fit into its goal of reaching net zero carbon by 2040.

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