New Robot To Deliver Groceries For Less Than $2
Now this one looks cool! Co-founders of the video chatting system, Skype, have done one better for those who don't like moving their butt.
They have created a "self-driving robot" that finish local grocery deliveries for less than $2, according to the Telegraph.
A new company called Starship has collaborated with Skype developers Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, in order to build up a new robot that can self-navigate with "proprietary mapping and navigation technology."
Its speed is 4 mph and it can avoid pitfalls and hurdles while it is moving about.
Hence, these self-driving robots can deliver your groceries at your porch in just 30 minutes or less. Currently, retail distributors are able to develop some cool automated delivery technology, such as Amazon's "highly anticipated drone system". Competitors with grocery delivery services, like Peapod also exist.
Each robot can cart around 20 pounds and is expected to operate from some points at grocery stores. After they finish their deliveries, they will come back in order to recharge and clean after them.
Official pilot runs would probably be held by the developers in the eastern suburbs of London in the following year, according to Fortune.
"If we decide to start serving an area, we need to run the robots for some period of time under human control - maybe a few days, maybe a few weeks, to map all the landmarks and lanes and potholes. After that, the robot can drive itself," said Friis.