© Griffin Kao, Jessica Hong, Michael Perusse and Weizhen Sheng 2020
G. Kao et al.Turning Silicon into Goldhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5629-9_12

12. The Last Mile Problem

The Biggest Thorn in Amazon’s Side
Griffin Kao1 , Jessica Hong2, Michael Perusse3 and Weizhen Sheng4
Wynnewood, PA, USA
Edina, MN, USA
Cambridge, MA, USA
Markham, ON, Canada

Slow and steady, the box-shaped vehicle chugs along on a well-paved sidewalk, passing well-manicured suburban homes, one after the other. It’s the size of a large dog and doesn’t look like it could fit any normal-sized human, but on six rugged wheels, it looks determined to overcome any obstacles that could get in its way. At the same time, the baby blue shell and the Amazon smiley face logo slapped ...

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