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The 'Digit' Delivery Robot Completes the Last Part of Orders

 - May 23, 2019
References: medium & slashgear
The 'Digit' delivery robot has been shown off by automotive brand Ford and the Agility Robotics team as a glimpse into the future of autonomous delivery technologies.

Self-driving vehicle deliveries will start taking place very soon but will require recipients to approach the delivery vehicle to retrieve their package, which limits the capabilities of the service if no one's home. This is where the delivery robot comes in to get the package from the vehicle to the doorstep before heading back out onto its next stop.

The 'Digit' delivery robot has a humanoid aesthetic and a bipedal design that's achieved using lightweight materials that still allow it to handle packages up to 40 pounds in weight for enhanced productivity.