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Amazon Eyes Robot Tech Delivery Bots In Finland

Amazon has announced plans to develop automated delivery robot technology in Finland.

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In a blog post published on July 1, the tech giant said its new development center in Helsinki would take on over two dozen engineers.


The Finnish team will carry out research and development for Amazon Scout, the company's autonomous delivery service currently operating in a few locations in the US.


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According to Amazon, the Finnish team's focus will be on developing 3D software which "simulate the complexity of real life," in order to "ensure Scout can safely navigate around obstacles while making deliveries"


It was reported in January that Amazon had acquired Umbra, a Helsinki-based 3D modeling specialist.


Umbra's co-founder Seppo Lappalainen, who now works for Amazon Robotics in Helsinki, highlighted some of the company's previous products on his LinkedIn profile.


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They include "a cloud-based service for optimizing and delivering massive 3D datasets to virtually any platform".


"The prime use-case revolves around 3D scanning of real environments," he wrote.


Before Umbra's takeover by Amazon, the company had won roughly €3 million in funding from venture capital investors.



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