The self-vans Ford will be "walking robots» Agility Robotics

Ford announced that it entered into a partnership with a manufacturer of walking robots Agility Robotics - take a look at them here - and wants to equip its fleet of self-propelled delivery vans. Together, they will work to ensure that transport is able to independently carry out the final stage of delivery from the car to the front. Since then, in 2017 Ford acquired a startup Argo AI, working on self-government vehicles, the company develops vans with a full range of services that can be licensed to companies such as Domino's Pizza, Lyft and Target.

The self-vans Ford will be

Why Ford walking robots?

"As self-governing cars in theory can move people and goods at the same time, they have great potential to make shipping more convenient and efficient. hydrating service could be combined with delivery, throwing parcels between the carriage of passengers. And as our pilot program, people are not always convenient to go out to pick up the parcels as businesses - to run its own delivery service. If we can liberate people to think less about the logistics performance of supply, they will be able to pay his time and energy on things that really deserve their attention, "said Ken Washington, vice president of research and advanced development, CTO Ford. With all this in mind, Ford is working to integrate the biped robot Digit from Agility Robotics in future vans. Digit can lift packages weighing up to 20 kilograms, climb up and down the stairs, move over rough terrain. It can even keep your balance after the collision and folded for easy storage in the rear of the car.

"We work with the robots side by side on our many factories around the world or we live with them until they deliver parcels to our doors, our primary objective - to ensure their safety, reliability and the ability to work with people in a reasonable manner" Washington added.

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