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Amazon launches a new Development Center in Helsinki to support Amazon Scout

July 01, 2021

Amazon Scout is a fully electric autonomous delivery service that currently operates in the U.S.

Amazon has announced the creation of a new Amazon Scout Development Center in Helsinki, Finland focused on autonomous delivery technology. The new team will consist of over two dozen engineers in Helsinki to start, and will be dedicated to research and development for Amazon Scout, Amazon’s fully electric autonomous delivery service that currently operates in the U.S.

Amazon Scout devices are inherently safe, the size of a small cooler, and roll along sidewalks at a walking pace. Amazon Scout currently delivers packages to customers in four locations across the U.S. The team in Helsinki will work closely with the Amazon Scout research and development labs in Seattle, U.S. and teams in Cambridge, U.K and Tübingen, Germany to develop 3D software to simulate the complexity of real life and ensure Scout can safely navigate around obstacles while making deliveries.

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The Amazon Scout team in Helsinki will grow over time. We’re now hiring engineers who are at the forefront of robotics and autonomous systems technology. Open roles for Amazon Scout in Helsinki are now live on Amazon’s jobs site.

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