Autonomous delivery vehicles – aka robots on wheels

Delivering grocery and takeaway food to local residents. You use an app to order your food, and the robot will deliver it to you.

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There are several ways to deliver goods locally:

Should Sidmouth have its own e-trike service? Press reports – Vision Group for Sidmouth

Shop online, shop local and get your shopping delivered – Vision Group for Sidmouth

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Another method, beyond the obvious drones, are mini electric vehicles, as covered by the Telegraph:

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A fleet of robots on wheels that deliver shopping in Milton Keynes have seen their popularity surge as residents are stuck indoors due to the coronavirus lockdown. Health workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis often work long hours with little time left for everyday tasks, such as trips for food. But in one town, food and supplies are being brought to their front doors for free – by automated robots. Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020…

Robots on wheels deliver food to NHS workers for free in Milton Keynes – YouTube

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Here is a great example of an autonomous, self-driving robot. This one, operated by Starship technology, delivers grocery and takeaway food to local residents. You use an app to order your food, and the robot will deliver it to you.

Example Of Autonomous Delivery Robots: Starship in Milton Keynes – YouTube

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And now they are in London:

Kar-go: Britain’s first ROBOT delivery vehicle completes first shift | This is Money

‘Glimpse into our AI-assisted future’ UK’s first autonomous delivery vehicle has hit the roads – Wales Online

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photo: William Sachiti, the founder of Academy of Robotics, loading medical supplies to be delivered to a carehome into the cargo section of the Kar-go autonomous vehicle copyright: Academy of Robotics

   
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