Design + Industry and Marathon Targets have collaborated on the development of an innovative autonomous robot designed to enable automated parcel delivery. The robot utilizes autonomous navigation technology developed by Marathon for use in military and law enforcement applications. This proven technology allows the robot to avoid obstacles (such as pedestrians and trees) and to easily navigate footpaths and crossings.
The delivery robot has been successfully trialled by Australia Post for after-hours parcel delivery. During a four-week trial the robot drove more than 200km and delivered over 100 packages - mostly after dark. Packages are stored in a secure locker inside the robot that can only be opened using a code sent to the customer's smart phone.
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