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Digit Robots Delivery Solutions - 27 Mar 20

Ford Digit Robots Could Provide the Delivery Solutions of the Future

PRETORIA, South Africa, 27 March 2020 – Receiving a parcel from a courier or having food delivered to our door by a driver is something many of us have become accustomed to.

However, the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the resultant restrictions have shown that at times we might be forced to rethink how we interact or transact in certain situations where face-to-face human interaction poses a risk.

Voice and video calls have practically replaced face-to-face boardroom meetings while instant messaging has enabled friends and family to stay in touch. But what do we do about parcel deliveries? Is there a technological solution that enables A to B parcel deliveries without requiring face-to-face human interaction at any point?

If Ford’s autonomous logistics solution - a last-mile logistics solution combining Ford Motor Company’s autonomous vehicle technology and Agility Robotics’ bipedal robot called ‘Digit’ – goes mainstream soon, then the answer is yes.

Click on the following link below and view how Digit, a robot with arms and legs works with humans and in human spaces;

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/permalink.html?VideoId=6119526360001

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