For CES 2019 (Las Vegas, NV), ANYbotics partnered with Continental to demonstrate robotic last-meter package delivery by combining a self-driving vehicle with the legged robot ANYmal.
Due to the growth in global e-commerce and urbanization, the need for automated delivery is significantly increasing. Continental envisions a holistic delivery concept that improves availability, efficiency, and safety in the parcel delivery value chain.
To solve the last-meter/last-yard delivery, a driverless vehicle, such as Continental’s CUbE shuttle, carries multiple mobile robots to deploy packages all the way to the consumer.ANYmal can handle parcels up to 10kg. It uses LiDAR and cameras to perceive its environment and stays out of trouble.
The robot has fully rotatable legs which enable it to ring the bell. the robot rings the doorbell with its foot and drops the package in front of the door, before returning to the self-driving shuttle to pick up the next parcel. ANYbotics was founded in 2016 as a spin-off from ETH Zurich (Switzerland) with the goal to develop the market for highly mobile legged robots operating in challenging environments.