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Buff Bezos and robot dog kick off MARS fest

Amazon’s invitation-only conference on machine learning, automation, robotics and space exploration, also known as MARS, has become an annual tradition marked by billionaire CEO Jeff Bezos’ high-tech high jinks. Last year, Bezos kicked off the Palm Springs meet-up by taking the … Continue reading

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APP airbag could protect drone-dropped deliveries

Seven years after Jeff Bezos had the idea of putting an airbag on your smartphone, Amazon’s inventors have kicked it up a notch by patenting a drone-mounted system that inflates an airbag around your package just before it’s dropped off for delivery. … Continue reading

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Amazon patent suggests robots can service servers

Does something need checking out in your data center? Before you send out a technician, why not send out a robot? That’s the upshot of a newly published Amazon patent for mobile robots that are designed to respond to the report of … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Whole Foods delivery gets a taste test

AUSTIN, Texas — Gray skies, cops on bikes, microbrews and transit turmoil: If Texas’ state capital gets picked as Amazon’s HQ2, Amazonians will find much that’s familiar, plus the scent of barbecue wafting through the air. And they’ll find something they can’t yet get … Continue reading

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Wireless wristbands could track warehouse workers

Amazon has been issued a pair of patents for a wristband system that monitors whether warehouse workers are putting their hands in the right places. The patents, published today, cover bracelets that could emit ultrasonic sound pulses or radio transmissions to let a receiver … Continue reading

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Amazon seeks patent for autonomous ground vehicle

Is a robotic retriever in your future? Amazon thinks so: In a patent application published today, inventors working for the Seattle-based online retailer lay out a detailed plan for an autonomous ground vehicle that can roll out from someone’s home, pick … Continue reading

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‘Saturday Night Live’ spoofs Amazon’s HQ2 quest

By Alan Boyle and Todd Bishop Amazon’s HQ2 search made it all the way to “Saturday Night Live” tonight, with a skit that depicts Jeff Bezos receiving delegates from cities in the company’s top 20 — assisted by Alexa, of … Continue reading

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