Robots will be doing Deliveries in London
One day, all of our deliveries will be made by robots...
In the (not so distant) future, if you see a Starship #Technologies robot rushing 'towards' you, don't be afraid! It will just 'zoom' past you, while doing one more delivery. The tiny six-wheeled #robot is being designed to make quick deliveries within a 3-mile radius, and the company wants to fully test it in London and in three other European cities.
Mercedes has been asked to be a partner in this Starship Technologies' project, in order to study the feasibility of using #Mercedes vans as a ride when delivery areas exceed the robot's limited radius. When the robots arrive at their destination, they will autonomously exit the van and do the delivery. This is quite a smart collaboration between (autonomous?) #vehicles and delivery-robots, and will certainly revolutionise the world's logistics.
Experts already point out these types of robots as being the future competitors of today's drone, which Amazon has already been testing out to deliver small parcels to the customers' front door.
We just have to get used to having robots running past us while doing errands. It should be easy, right?!...