January 14, 2019
Your next package could be delivered by a robot dog.
German automative firm Continental unveiled a concept delivery system at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that imagines four-legged robot dogs hopping out of driverless delivery vans to ferry packages straight to your doorstep.
Continental partnered with robotics company ANYbotics, known for its quadrupedal robots that can open doors and ride elevators, to develop the concept.
Continental designed a robo-taxi specifically for the delivery dogs to ride around in.
Called the ‘CUbE,’ it’s a pod-shaped autonomous van that can carry one or multiple delivery robots at a time.
Once the van arrives at its destination, it will send out a robot dog through the back door of the car to drop the package off at the recipient’s doorstep.
At CES, Continental had a demo showing just what that would look like.
A robot dog was able to jump out of the van, clamber over a garden in front of a model home and make its way up a set of stairs to the door.
This article was posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:26 am