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Amazon gives up on Scout delivery robot


According to Bloomberg, American company Amazon is halting development of the Scout delivery robot after nearly three years of effort.

Alisa Carroll, the company’s spokesperson, announced that the Scout development team is splitting up and finding new positions inside the company.

"We attempted to develop a novel delivery method while testing Scout, but we discovered through user feedback that several elements of the program didn't satisfy their needs. We are ending our tests as a result and refocusing the program," she said.

400 employees worldwide were working on the initiative, the agency reported, citing a source.

In 2019, Amazon started testing appliances the size of refrigerators. The six-wheelers were made to pull up to a customer's front door and open the compartment housing the package's lid. The business claimed that using battery-powered robots will help cut back on delivery-related greenhouse gas emissions.

source: bloomberg.com