As the popularity of online shopping continues to grow, what does delivery service look like in the future? Ford is teaming up with Agility Robotics to explore how the company’s new robot, Digit, can help get packages to your door efficiently with the help of self-driving vehicles.
Not only does Digit work collaboratively with self-driving vehicles, but it can also walk up stairs and past unexpected obstacles to get packages straight to your doorstep.
Ford in cooperation with Agility Robotics has come up with a concept robotic to address this issue. Together, these companies want to explore brand new frontier in world of autonomy, trying to revolutionize last-mile delivery technology.
Ford Digit is a two-legged robot designed and built by Agility Robotics to free people from making deliveries. This robot might not look exactly like a human but it walks like one. Built out of lightweight material, this robot is capable to lift packages that weight up to 40 pounds. It can go up and down stairs, even walk naturally on uneven terrain.