New Robotic Canines Can Ship Your Lunch

Final Mile Supply

What does an autonomous supply bot do when it encounters a set of stairs in its path?

Automotive company Continental teamed up with startup ANYbotics to mix the mobility of a four-legged, Boston Dynamics-style robotic canine with an autonomous supply automobile. The outcome, which it confirmed off in a live demo on the Shopper Electronics Present in Las Vegas this week, comes throughout both as a “Black Mirror” episode — or a imaginative and prescient of the way forward for supply.

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The idea is an uncommon one: an autonomous automobile pulls as much as an handle and spits out a number of (the press launch isn’t totally clear) smaller quadripedal robotic canines, which ANYbotics calls “ANYmals,” to finish the supply. Throughout a dwell demo, the robotic canines climbed stairs and even rang a doorbell.

The concept is to discover a answer for “urban ‘first or last mile’ mobility” to increase supply “right to your doorstep,” based on a Continental press launch. The corporate says deliveries could possibly be made across the clock, even when “many people are working, at school or otherwise occupied.”

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