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Amazon is hauling cargo in self-driving trucks developed by Embark

February 21st, 2019 at 1:24 pm » Comments Off

  Amazon is using self-driving trucks developed by Embark to haul some cargo on the I-10 interstate highway, CNBC has learned. CNBC has learned that Amazon is hauling some cargo in self-driving trucks from Embark. Embark and other firms working on autonomous systems aim to alleviate industry pains by making existing truck drivers safer and […]



Most shoppers are still leery of buying their groceries online. But delivery in the US is set to ‘explode’

February 11th, 2019 at 1:03 pm » Comments Off

In the U.S., a mere 3 percent of grocery spending takes place online today. A new study by Bain & Co. in collaboration with Google finds shoppers are still reluctant to try delivery services and often don’t stick with them. But the firm predicts grocery delivery will ultimately take off as companies continue to invest […]



Amazon built an electronic vest to improve worker/robot interactions

February 3rd, 2019 at 11:17 am » Comments Off

Over the course of the last year, Amazon began rolling out a new worker safety wearable to 25+ sites. From the looks of it, the Robotic Tech Vest is really more like a pair of suspenders attached to an electronic utility belt. The Amazon Robotics-designed product was created to keep workers safe when they need […]



Amazon has made its own autonomous six-wheeled delivery robot

February 1st, 2019 at 1:28 am » Comments Off

Amazon is entering the robot delivery game with an electric hamper on wheels it’s calling the Amazon Scout. The e-commerce giant is the latest company to try its hand at this sort of automated, last-mile delivery solution, following a crop of startups, as well as experiments by larger firms like Domino’s Pizza and PepsiCo. Details […]



Amazon Go, one year old, has attracted a lot of cashierless imitators

January 30th, 2019 at 4:05 pm » Comments Off

  Mighty AI spent much of its first five years building software that helps self-driving cars recognize real-world objects. The Seattle startup went so far as to open a Detroit office to cozy up to the auto industry. Then last February, Mighty AI’s sales team received an unusual request: Instead of identifying pedestrians and cars, […]



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