A new CEO is taking over Amazon’s autonomous robotics division, which specializes in building self-driving vehicles for the Amazon.com.
Brett Smith, who replaces Brian Clark, said on Monday that Amazon will focus on a new line of robots called the Amazon Self-Driving Car.
That’s a much different approach from the company’s robotics efforts, which were focused on building a humanoid robot called Alexa, which debuted in 2015.
Amazon’s robotic vehicles have a range of functions and can do tasks ranging from driving to taking shopping to shopping shopping with a child.
Robotics is expected to become more important as the company grows in size and power, but it’s unclear how Amazon will address its robotics woes.
Earlier this month, Google announced that it will build self-driving cars for its fleet of self-serve self-parking cars.
And last month, the New York Times reported that the Amazon self-drive car project is nearing completion.
Amazon has struggled with its robotics problems.
In the first quarter of 2017, Amazon had an operating loss of $3.9 billion, according to financial filings.
In addition to its robotics division that focuses on self-healing robots, the company also makes robots to help with the warehouse and logistics industry.
Last month, Amazon announced that its robot engineers had completed their first autonomous test, according a video posted to the company.
The test, which took place at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, showed the robots can safely navigate a path and operate in tight spaces, according the video.
The robots were designed to be fully autonomous, according Amazon.
That means the robots are not allowed to take actions like “steer or accelerate” in the presence of a human driver.
In its initial announcement, Amazon said that the robots “can be programmed to do whatever the driver needs them to do.”