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Last-mile delivery with robots

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Thu, Jun 13th, 2019 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to ZDNet BoxBot is a new company focusing on autonomous last-mile deliveries. Recently emerged from stealth, the goal of the company is not only to manage distribution centres, but also to manufacture its own delivery vehicles.

The Boxbot logistics system also includes an automated local hub where packages are received, sorted, and prepped for delivery, along with a fleet of street-based driverless vehicles. Boxbot envisions the hubs situated close to residential neighborhoods. By shipping products to them in anticipation of orders, retailers can conceivably offer fast, low-cost shipping for a fraction of the price, cutting into Amazon's massive lead.

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