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30
Sep
2016

Self Driving Robovans

Delivery Robots

Imagine… an autonomous delivery robot that looks like the love child of an ice box and R2-D2 pulls up outside your house. Upon delivery, you simply pop open the lid, uncovering a box of your favourite pastries inside!

Robovan is a partnership between Starship Technologies and Mercedes-Benz Vans and aims to be the world’s first transportation system that integrates specially-adapted vans with autonomous delivery robots to allow efficient delivery of goods in neighbourhoods.

Instead of completing door-to-door delivery, the vans will drive to pre-agreed locations to load and unload goods and then dispatch the robots in the final step for on-demand delivery. Upon making the customer delivery, the robots will autonomously find their way back to the van for re-loading.

A recent test run of startup, Starship Technologies, autonomous robot shows what may be the future of on-demand delivery. The London and Estonia-based company have developed a fleet of delivery bots that aim to crack the last-mile challenge. The robots utilize cameras, GPS, software, and the company’s proprietary maps to navigate the world around it.

18
Jul
2016

The Old New World


Moscow, Russia based, 3D artist extraordinaire, Alexey Zakharov, recently made available his latest creation…

The Old New World

It’s a Photo-based animation project, taking us back in time with a little steampunk time machine.

The main part of the video was made with Camera projection based on photos. Source of the photos is www.shorpy.com with music by Al Bowlly, “Guilty”.