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By David Pan 

Update: The invasion of Amazon's robots has begun


Last updated 7/23/2021 at 12:11pm

David Pan

Amazon's Scout, a new delivery system, apparently is being tested in Mukilteo. These devices were seen on the sidewalk at Harbour Place last week. Have you seen any of these machines in your neighborhood?

Some Mukilteo residents have reported sightings of Amazon's new Scout delivery system in their neighborhood.

The reaction? Mixed.

In a post on Amazon's website, vice president of Amazon Scout Sean Scott described Scout as a fully electric delivery system designed to safely get packages to customers using autonomous delivery devices.

The devices are the size of a small cooler. Amazon Scout delivers packages Monday through Friday during daylight hours.

"The devices will autonomously follow their delivery route, but will initially be accompanied by an Amazon employee," Scott said. "We develope...

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