On Wednesday, FedEx announced that it will begin trials of an autonomous delivery robot this summer. Unlike aerial drone projects from Amazon and Google, the FedEx bot is designed to operate on sidewalks. Our tech expert Omar Gallaga says developments in autonomous delivery are coming fast, both in the air and on the ground. Will we be sharing our sidewalks with scooters and delivery bots in the near future?
“Probably yes,” Gallaga says, “and not just from FedEx.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– How FedEx’s same-day ground-delivery bots work
– Why delivery drones are taking longer to develop than ground-delivery robots
– How the U.S. government and aerospace groups are developing ways to manage drone traffic
Written by Caroline Covington.