Delivery robots will soon be seen on the pavements – and crossing the streets – of north Northants as a initiative already a success in Northampton is rolled out to our towns.
The robots are designed to deliver food, groceries, and packages locally in minutes with automatic systems being able to be over-ridden by humans, who can take control at any time.
Starship Technologies introduced the robot deliveries in Hardingstone and Wootton, Northampton in partnership with Co-op last year..
The robots use a combination of sensors, artificial intelligence and machine learning to travel on pavements and navigate around any obstacles.
Computer vision-based navigation helps the robots to map their environment to the nearest inch as customers can watch in real-time on an app while the robot makes its journey to them.
Once the robot arrives, customers receive an alert and can then meet and unlock the robot through the app.
Cllr Graham Lawman, NNC executive member for Highways, Travel & Assets, revealed the plan on Facebook saying ‘Coming soon to Wellingborough’ accompanied by a promotional photo of one of the robots
A spokesman for North Northants Council confirmed that the robots would soon be seen in the area.
He said: “North Northamptonshire Council have partnered with Starship. Further details will be announced soon.”