Un­leash­ing the DOGS of ‘last mile’ de­liv­ery

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YOUR next pack­age could be de­liv­ered by a ro­bot dog.

Ger­man au­toma­tive firm Con­ti­nen­tal un­veiled a con­cept de­liv­ery sys­tem at the Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show in Las Ve­gas that imag­ines four-legged ro­bot dogs hop­ping out of driver­less de­liv­ery vans to ferry pack­ages straight to your doorstep. It part­nered with ro­bot­ics com­pany ANYbotics, known for its quadrupedal ro­bots, to de­velop the con­cept.

A robo-taxi called the ‘CUbE’ can carry one or mul­ti­ple de­liv­ery ro­bots at a time.

Dur­ing the demo, a ro­bot dog jumped out of the van, clam­bered over a gar­den in front of a model home and made its way up a set of stairs to the door.

From there, it slid the pack­age off its back and onto the front porch, be­fore ring­ing the fake door­bell with one of its arms.

Af­ter de­liv­er­ing the pack­age, it was even able to do a lit­tle dance. Con­ti­nen­tal be­lieves the con­cept sys­tem could make last-mile de­liv­ery even more ef­fi­cient in the fu­ture.

Con­ti­nen­tal doesn't plan to roll out the robo-de­liv­ery dogs or the driver­less van con­cept any­time soon.

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