According to foreign media reports, a “cute” shape with 6 small wheelsrobotImportant missions are about to take place in Switzerland and Germany: both countries will launch the delivery robot at the end of this month, which will deliver goods directly to customers’ doorsteps.
According to the report, the concept of robot delivery was jointly launched by Swiss Post, logistics company Hermes, as well as electrical giants Media Markt and The Starship Technologies. The delivery robot will be “on-the-job” in three cities in Switzerland, as well as Hamburg and Düsseldorf in Germany, and will begin experimenting with delivering props, parcels and mail.
After familiarizing themselves with the city routes and accumulating experience during the trial period, Hamburg-based Hermes plans to send three Robots to “go on the road” in Hamburg at the end of September. Hermes plans to start with processing orders from customers who sign up for the test, a phase that lasts about three months. The company also intends to pursue a similar initiative in Düsseldorf.
However, the company also emphasized that robots do not have the same delivery capabilities as humans, and postmen are still essential. However, a robot that can move within a 5-kilometer radius within 30 minutes is a good option for many customers who are often away from home. Batteries power it.
Hermes hopes to provide robot delivery business in the future, so that these robots with 6 small wheels can complete the delivery independently, catching up with the drone delivery proposed by Amazon. Bertram, head of the company’s media department, said they believe that robots that walk on the ground currently have more public acceptance than drones that fly in the sky. Because drones can easily lead to some negative associations.
However, he also added that robots are a better option now, but looking forward, it is also possible to add drones to the Hermes family.
According to reports, the delivery robot can cross a 20-centimeter-high road shoulder and can also work in snowy days. Also equipped with new cameras, audio provision, alarm and password system. This password is only known by the customer himself, and these measures can prevent others from taking the package.