Ground Based Delivery Drones

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Plans call for Eliport robots to travel on sidewalks, amongst pedestrians
Plans call for Eliport robots to travel on sidewalks, amongst pedestrians(Credit: Eliport)

When you think about all the logistical challenges involved, perhaps the use of aerial drones to deliver goods to peoples’ homes just isn’t feasible. That’s why several groups are now developing ground-based delivery drones. One of the latest, Barcelona-based Eliport, envisions a system in which people don’t even need to be involved.

In the Eliport setup, autonomous four-wheeled robots will start by loading themselves up with 30 to 40 kg (66 to 88 lb) of cargo at a centrally-located warehouse/logistics hub.

Guided by GPS and a 3D map of the neighborhood in which they’re operating, they will then proceed to their destination by travelling along sidewalks at walking speed. Once they get there, they will automatically transfer their cargo into a secure pre-installed “trunk” container, from which the recipient can later retrieve their delivery.

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