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eevBLAB 102 - Last Mile Autonomous Robot Deliveries WILL FAIL

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EEVblog:
Four reasons why autonomous pizza delivery robots will FAIL.
And nope, they won't save the environment either.
But maybe I'm wrong?
Magna are trialing a pizza delivery robot in Manhatten.

And another "last mile" deluvery boonodggle called Pipedream
https://i.pipedreamlabs.co/
https://twitter.com/eevblog/status/1516598333804265473

Andrew LB:
I agree completely. You know that they tried that tube delivery system before? It started back in the late 1800's and existed until around WW2. They mostly delivered mail, but some systems delivered food and other larger prototype tubes delivered things as crazy as aquariums and in phillidelpha they sent a sick cat to the vet using a tube. Poor kitty. [attach=1]

Brumby:
Pneumatic tube systems have been around for ages - but I can't see them scaling up too well.  As for drone systems - well, they will have a number of issues in city environments.

The land based rover idea might develop in time - but I get the feeling it's going to be a tinkerer buried in their basement that's going to come up with something that is cheap, flexible, reliable and efficient ... and even then it's going to get ripped off by some conglomerate.

What we're seeing now are the 10,000 ways not to make a delivery bot.

So, to be clear, while I'm not ruling it out - I'm not holding my breath.

Black Phoenix:

--- Quote from: Andrew LB on September 18, 2022, 03:38:17 am ---I agree completely. You know that they tried that tube delivery system before? It started back in the late 1800's and existed until around WW2. They mostly delivered mail, but some systems delivered food and other larger prototype tubes delivered things as crazy as aquariums and in phillidelpha they sent a sick cat to the vet using a tube. Poor kitty. [attach=1]

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Isn't the tube system still being used in labs and some hospitals?

nctnico:

--- Quote from: Black Phoenix on September 19, 2022, 10:28:29 am ---
--- Quote from: Andrew LB on September 18, 2022, 03:38:17 am ---I agree completely. You know that they tried that tube delivery system before? It started back in the late 1800's and existed until around WW2. They mostly delivered mail, but some systems delivered food and other larger prototype tubes delivered things as crazy as aquariums and in phillidelpha they sent a sick cat to the vet using a tube. Poor kitty. [attach=1]

--- End quote ---

Isn't the tube system still being used in labs and some hospitals?

--- End quote ---
Over here you see the tube systems every now and then. It certainly isn't dead.

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