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Amazon to create new UK team for its fledgling autonomous delivery technology

Amazon is to create a new team of engineers at its Cambridge development centre as part of plans to expand research and development for its Amazon… View Article

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Amazon to create new UK team for its fledgling autonomous delivery technology

Amazon is to create a new team of engineers at its Cambridge development centre as part of plans to expand research and development for its Amazon Scout autonomous delivery technology in the UK.

Currently in field test mode in four states in the US, Amazon Scout devices are the size of a small cooler and roll along pavements at a walking pace.

In a statement, Amazon said the team in Cambridge will work closely with the Amazon Scout research lab in Seattle to develop on-system software to help Scout delivery devices safely and autonomously navigate around pedestrians, pets and other obstacles found in residential neighbourhoods.

The retailer said it  is looking to hire software development engineers who are working at the forefront of robotics and autonomous systems technology.

The news follows on from last week’s announcement that Amazon will be creating 7,000 UK jobs by the end of 2020 for people working in its fulfilment centres and corporate offices.

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