KEY POINTS
  • The Seattle-headquartered tech giant said in a blog post that it is setting up a new "Development Center" to support Amazon Scout, which is a fully electric autonomous delivery robot that is being tested in four U.S. locations.
  • Two dozen engineers will be based at the Amazon Scout Development Center in Helsinki initially, the company said, adding that they will be focused on research and development.
  • The launch of the new development center in Helsinki comes half a year after Amazon reportedly acquired local 3D modeling firm Umbra.

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Amazon is launching Scout, an autonomous delivery device.

Amazon announced Thursday that it plans to develop new technology for its autonomous delivery vehicles in Helsinki, Finland.

The Seattle-headquartered tech giant said in a blog post that it is setting up a new "Development Center" to support Amazon Scout, which is a fully electric autonomous delivery robot that is being tested in four U.S. locations.

In this article