Ford and Agility Robotics merged and offeredA new concept for the delivery of orders without the participation of people. The package to the customer's door is delivered by an unmanned minivan and a two-legged robot Digit, which can lift cargo up to 18 kilograms.
How do partners work? The machine brings the robot and the load to the customer's house. Once in place, the robot independently selects from the body, takes the package and carries it to the door. Digit is equipped with a lidar and several cameras, in addition, a minivan sends information about the current situation and a detailed map of the area wirelessly. He also recommends the robot the best route to the doors of the customer.
Digit can climb stairs, avoid obstacles, walk on uneven surfaces. The robot is lightweight, and it saves battery power for working during the day.
When the offline service will be launched, it is still unknown. Model Digit plan to release to the market very soon - in 2020.