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Serve, another home-delivery robot that joins the trend in the autonomous mobility


With the promise of sustained growth pace of 16 percent to 2022, market sharing food at home is taking over the world of restoration.

The assets that move to dominate this niche have little to do with which weighed a few years ago; Now there is talk of autonomous driving, Casting robots, Delivery via menu drone O itinerant vending machines equipped with facial recognition and functions of biometry.

It sounds like science fiction, but it is a future that could come sooner than we imagine.

In any case, Many of the technology solutions we are seeing in restoration do not stand alone. Some are just a intermediate step in a long way which it aims to achieve a goal still too distant or advanced, beyond our current scope. In other cases they are treated market testing to assess consumer response, interest and acceptance, and its true efficiency in a field test.

But when cast robots are brought to the fore, seems ill-advised indicate that these little robots have not come to stay.

Postmates, US delivery company, just introduced its own model. It does a little late, as the market is already operating many other versions developed and designed by competing companies.

It is the case Kiwi, for example, an initiative based in the campus of the University of California, Berkeley (OF. UU.) which is responsible for conducting the last leg cast on a path in which up to three different autonomous vehicles involved.

The same happens in the university environment George Maison University, en Fairfax (Virginia). The sidewalks connecting the different powers segregated carrying an fleet 25 Casting robots created by Starship Technologies. Some brands of fast food and pastries are already collaborating with the company to bring their products to students. A) Yes, the 40 000 young people who visit the place daily can pick up a fancy coffee Starbucks still warm, half a dozen donuts Dunkin’ Donuts or a pizza to share with friends, courtesy Blaze Pizza.

Even giant commercial and Amazon They have their own version. Scout is the name given to the company conceived by Jeff Bezos. This model has just come into operation only a few months ago, at the end of January, in North Seattle. Comes before the drones from Amazon Air Prime, and will undoubtedly lead to a change in the neighborhood.

Robby Technologies, other start-up California-based Pacific University, He has created a robot which is operated by PepsiCo. It has been coined as SnackBot, since its purpose is to bring snacks and drinks to those who demand.

And the list of emerging companies and technology giants such robots deal is not completed: Marble, Nuro, TeleRetail, Dispatch, Unsupervised.AI, Savioke, etc.

further, all these models are relatively similar. At least in its external design is concerned. More or less, are treated wheels fitted drawers.

In the case of Serve de Postmates, the latest in the sector, the model is more reminiscent of a baby buggy. The drawer has a similar shape to the basket of a shopping cart, and the wheels are thin and large diameter, as opposed to other competing models which are provided with a lower chassis and wheels of smaller diameter but thicker.

Serve has been decorated with bright colorful drawings and a pair of shaped eyes that give it a nice look, need for customers to not feel uncomfortable with the autonomous vehicle, capable of making decisions and acting career in real time.

After his appearance in the city of Los Angeles (California, OF. UU.) in mid-December last year, Serve will spread across the United States over the coming months. The initial stage of expansion will cease December 2019, on the first birthday of little robot delivery.

In the meantime, the robot Postmates slowly transit through the sidewalks of cities. With a single charge of its battery will reach almost 50 km route. Mileage will be somewhat lower if the device carries its maximum tare, it will be somewhat higher 20 kilos; to be exact, 22.68 kg.

Postmates expects to increase its fleet of delivery drivers. The company equipment sharing food at home has now with 350 000 workers. Robotic units will strengthen the brand presence on the streets and help ease the workload on the dates indicated consumption plus calendar. Furthermore its operation is less expensive.

The machine does not obstruct the passage of pedestrians as, like other models available already on the market, the controller has the capacity to identify obstacles in its path and avoid them in time.

According to CEO and cofounder of Postmates, Bastian Lehmann, It took "an innovative approach in the design which would transit Serve with people in the communities'.

¿You Will Get Serve dominate the streets? It is difficult, given the importance and number of rivals with similar models. However, the solution will be done with the hegemony will be that value contribution to consumers, and although there is much uniformity among robotics solutions provided by the different distribution companies, yet the view customers know what. All we can do for now is to wish Postmates and Serve luck in the race.

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Article by the editorial team of DiegoCoquillat.com. It has professionals both in the field of hospitality, gastronomy and tourism, and new technologies and innovation.


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