Amazon's Scout robots: That's no cooler, that's your Prime delivery - CNET

When engineers train AI agents to play video games, they often do so at an accelerated rate, having the bot go through hours of human-speed gameplay in a matter of minutes to stress-test its capabilities. Unfortunately, no such shortcut exists when developing AI that controls machines in the real world. You canít fast-forward reality. Well, you can if you simulate it, which is what Amazon is doing to test its new Scout delivery robot. Speaking to The Verge, Scout VP Sean Scott explains that the company has created detailed virtual maps of American suburbia to accelerate development of the bot. Itís collected 3D data, real-life textures, and modeled the sidewalk down to the storm drains. ďWe can run thousands of deliveries in simulation... Continue reading…

Amazon's Scout robots: That's no cooler, that's your Prime delivery - CNET

A deeper look at Amazon's autonomous roving sidewalk bots.

Mon 10 Jun 19 from CNET

Amazon's Scout delivery robots: Cute, friendly and intentionally boring - CNET, Mon 10 Jun 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Amazon is creating detailed 3D models of suburbia to train its new delivery robots

When engineers train AI agents to play video games, they often do so at an accelerated rate, having the bot go through hours of human-speed gameplay in a matter of minutes to stress-test ...

Sat 8 Jun 19 from The Verge

How Amazonís delivery robots will navigate your sidewalk

Earlier this year, Amazon announced its Scout sidewalk delivery robot. At the time, details were sparse, except for the fact that the company had started to make deliveries in a neighborhood ...

Thu 6 Jun 19 from TechCrunch

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