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Wi-Fi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control

Wi-Fi-Enabled Roombas Getting Alexa Voice Control

Starting in Q2 2017, iRobot will include Amazon Alexa voice control on any WiFi-enabled Roomba robot vacuum in the United States. The Alexa voice control will allow users to start, stop and pause their Roomba 960 or Roomba 980 by...

Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Tests Coming to UK

Amazon Prime Air Drone Delivery Tests Coming to UK

Amazon has partnered with the UK government to explore three key aspects of drone delivery: flights beyond the visual line of sight, flights where one operator monitors multiple drones, and obstacle avoidance technology.

Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition

Amazon, Google Form Small UAV Coalition

Eight companies, including giants Amazon and Google, have formed the Small UAV Coalition to help shape the commercial regulatory environment and serve as an information resource to potential drone users.

Musings on eCommerce, Automation and Societal Change

Musings on eCommerce, Automation and Societal Change

The long-term ramifications of the purchase are not clear, but in the end Amazon could become an architecture provider for ebusiness order fulfillment (own the architecture, win the war). It could also develop fulfillment and distribution centers that for all...

Amazon Acquires Robotic Inventory Technology

Amazon Acquires Robotic Inventory Technology

Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire ?RBR50 member?privately-held Kiva Systems, Inc., a leading innovator of mobile-robotic warehouse automation systems technology.