Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Ford and Agility Robotics Team for Package Delivery Robot

by Shane McGlaun
Advertisement

Ford knows that autonomous cars will be used in a big way for delivery services. People who buy stuff online don’t always have time or the desire to walk out to the road to get their packages off the autonomous delivery vehicle. So the automotive and mobility company is working on solutions for those last 50 feet to the door.

zoom in

Ford recently teamed with Agility Robotics to create a robot called Digit. The ‘bot can carry up to 40 pounds to your door, though it will probably terrorize small children and pets whilst doing it.

Digit is a bipedal robot that can navigate the environment that most humans use every day. It’s made of lightweight materials for long battery life and can fold to store in the trunk of a vehicle until needed. The robot has minimal sensors using only stereo cameras and LiDAR to navigate. Ford says when needed, it can connect to bigger robots with more powerful sensors.

zoom in

Ford hasn’t announced any delivery partners who plan on using Digit as of yet, but robot delivery people bringing packages to our doors could happen as soon as next year.



Playing Card Dominoes

Playing Card Dominoes

The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

The Most Bubbles in a Bubble

Win a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Pickup Truck

Win a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Pickup Truck

Advertisement
2022 Ford Raptor R Test Mule Spied Making Rumbly V8 Sounds

2022 Ford Raptor R Test Mule Spied Making Rumbly V8 Sounds

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

Advertisement