Look on the sidewalk! It’s a toy, it’s a ground drone, no, it’s Scout, Amazon’s autonomous rolling delivery robot! While the Amazon drone project still hasn’t taken off, remote control delivery robot Scout is already making deliveries in Snohomish County, Washington, not far from Seattle.
We’ve had the opportunity to be involved with the unboxing of the new Hover Passport video camera drone from Zero Zero Robot (it’s pretty darned sweet!), and so we have also had the opportunity to observe a couple of things that may happen right out of the box. The first is that the batteries seem not to be charging, which may lead you to think that the charger is defective. The second is a ‘gimbal error’ alert in the app on your phone. We’ll talk about both of these.
It’s a bird – it’s a plane – it’s Amazon Prime Air, the new Amazon drone delivery service that Amazon is touting as being a reality. Supposedly the PrimeAir Amazon drones will deliver an order with 30 minutes of it being placed. We checked the calendar – nope, it’s not April 1st. So we looked into the Amazon Prime Air drone delivery service.