AH tests delivery robot

Dutch scientists will soon be able to have their food delivered by delivery robot when shopping for their lunch with grocery chain Albert Heijn (AH).

The delivery robot trial is to be done at the R&D centre, High Tech Campus Eindhoven.

As with the university delivery robots in the US, those ordering their food via an app will have it delivered to their location, allowing them to work undisturbed while waiting for their lunch.

The delivery robot has been developed by a relatively new entrant to the market, TeleRetail, and as with Starships uses a virtual map to navigate and sensors to dodge pedestrians and other obstacles.

It is not currently allowed on the streets of The Netherlands which is why the trial is being done on the private campus – hopefully to convince regulators of its safety and efficacy and to allow it to roll out into the real world…

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