Tesco

Tesco Delivers by Robot

Tesco has completed its first online grocery delivery by robot. The items were successfully delivered to an address in Central London, as part of the retailer’s Tesco Now one-hour delivery trial, which allows shoppers within a three mile radius of a store to order up to 20 items.

The retailer partnered with Starship Technologies, using a six-wheeled self-driving buggy, fitted with anti-theft technology and with space for two shopping bags. The online-connected robots use 3G to navigate to the customer’s address, avoiding obstacles as they travel at around 4mph (6.4km/h). A smartphone app can be used to track progress.

The future of the last mile? Tesco, Hermes, Metro and Just Eat are all testing this technology.

Starship Technologies

The future of the last mile? Tesco, Hermes, Metro and Just Eat are all testing this technology.

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