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Future Amazon packages just might ride the bus

Amazon’s inventors have suggested using drone-dispensing trucks, rail cars and airships to deliver packages, but one of the company’s latest patents lays out a more mundane route for future customers: picking up their purchases from public buses. The patent for a mobile package pickup system … Continue reading

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Amazon’s got a brand new bag for delivery items

Insulated bags for pizza deliveries and cooler bags for ice-cold drinks are nothing new. But how about if you put them together? Amazon’s inventors thought the idea was novel enough to apply for a patent, and now they’ve gotten it. … Continue reading

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Amazon aims to patent warehouses on rails

If Amazon follows through on a pair of patent applications, future fulfillment centers could be transported on their rounds by trains, ships or trucks and deliver their goods with autonomous drones flying out from the tops of shipping containers. The … Continue reading

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Amazon’s perfect patent: A data-server drone

Amazon is well-known for developing delivery drones, and for delivering data through Amazon Web Services — so it had to be only a matter of time before someone at Amazon came up with the idea of delivering data via drones. Actually, Abdul Sathar Sait came … Continue reading

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Amazon patent for a safety cage stirs up a buzz

Warehouse workers confined in cages? That’s the dark vision evoked by an essay delving into the worries that come along with the development of artificial-intelligence devices such as the Amazon Echo speaker. “Anatomy of an AI System” was published on Friday … Continue reading

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Patents issued for Amazon Go’s smart shelves

Amazon has just opened a third Seattle location that makes use of its cashierless Amazon Go grocery shopping concept — and it’s just received the latest patent for technologies that make the concept work. Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published the … Continue reading

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Amazon patents robot that tosses warehouse items

Robots are nothing new for Amazon’s fulfillment centers, but a newly issued Amazon patent envisions robots that could toss items around those centers. The 27-page patent, published July 17, describes robotic arms or manipulators that can use sensors to identify objects, figure out … Continue reading

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