This is world’s first autonomous delivery robot produced by the former Skype founders Starships, roamed the streets of Austin during the city’s SXSW festival. This 6 wheeler robot delivers fast food, groceries and small packages within 5km in 5-30 minutes.
Starship Technologies’ Head of Operations Justin Hoffmann explained that the robot ‘uses a combination of localisation and computer vision’ in addition to ‘preparatory mapping systems so that when it enters a new city, it will map the entire environment and know exactly what it is to the nearest inch’.
It could also ‘empower small businesses and offer unparalleled level of convenience to consumers across the world’. Its operational in over 60 cities in 5 different countries.
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