Amazon’s Scout robots roll out in Southern California

It won’t be long before Scout, Amazon’s autonomous delivery robot, starts roaming the streets and sidewalks of neighborhoods across the country. Amazon announced that its driverless rovers will begin ferrying packages to select customers’ doorsteps in portions of Irvine, California this week…

Initially, a “small number” of Scout devices will transport packages Monday through Friday during daylight hours, according to Amazon. Shoppers can order as they normally would, with delivery options including same-day and one-day service for Prime members, and packages will be delivered either by one of the company’s carrier partners or by a Scout robot accompanied by a human minder.