Amazon patents delivery robot that docks at your house

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It’s not enough to have an Amazon Echo in every room, no — in addition to voice-controlled speakers to order Amazon products whenever you want, the e-retailer has plans for an in-home robot.

In a patent approved Tuesday, Amazon shows how getting all your packages could be simplified (and quicker) if a retrieval robot stayed at your house and met up with delivery trucks on the street to bring back your orders.

Yes, that means the robot would live in your house, ready to pick up packages once notified.

How the retrieval bot would work.

How the retrieval bot would work.

Image: U.S. Patent and trademark office

Remember Amazon Scout, the autonomous delivery bot? This is something like that, but the “autonomous ground vehicles,” or “AVGs,” won’t need to travel as much. Instead they’ll go from an apartment building out to the truck. No more individual delivery drop-offs to your front door powered by humans. Read more…

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Source: Mashable – Amazon patents delivery robot that docks at your house

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