It’s a package deal. The shipping giant announced yesterday that it’s working on a self-driving robot for parcel delivery, with help from the mobility tech company behind the iBot wheelchair. FedEx’s SameDay Bot will feature sensing technology, multiple cameras and learning algorithms to help it navigate sidewalks and stairs. So far several companies, including AutoZone and Walmart, have signed up as trial partners.
Is autonomous delivery the future? While FedEx works close to the ground, Amazon and Google have been focused on drone delivery systems — while everyone navigates legal obstacles.
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