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The maker of this autonomous robot says it has seen a surge in orders for contactless delivery since the start of the coronavirus pandemic

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Update time : 2021-03-14 17:50:07

 

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  • Refraction AI's last-mile delivery robot, the REV-1, is completing lunch deliveries at Ann Arbor, Mich.

  • Customers who alive within the 2.5-mile delivery radius can groan up during REV-1's astronaut lunch delivery program from a preference of four Asian and Mexican restaurants, according to Refraction AI.

  • Refraction AI has seen a three to four-time expand at orders with REV-1 during the begin of the pandemic.

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Refraction AI's last-mile delivery robot, the REV-1, has seen an expand at lunch delivery requests during the begin of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

REV-1's delivery process is simple: the robot picks up the manufacture bid can a department and then drives itself to the customer's home. Unsurprisingly, this contactless delivery preference is now seeing a petition ripple amid the coronavirus pandemic: Refraction AI has received three to four mature more orders with the REV-1 during the begin of the pandemic.

The company, which first launched at July 2019, built the robot specifically during last-mile deliveries amid stores and customers at urban communities comparable Ann Arbor, Mich., where the astronaut program is now taking place.

Customers at the Ann Arbor community who alive within the 2.5-mile delivery radius can groan up during REV-1's astronaut lunch delivery program that's partnered with four — three Asian and one Mexican — restaurants, according to Refraction AI. There are also currently more latent partners however above a waitlist.

Customers who dine placed an bid with REV-1 will confess delivery updates and a numerical code. REV-1.

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The regulation is used to empty REV-1's delivery compartment. REV-1.

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The compartment is nearly 16 cubic feet, allowing it to learn up to four or five bags. REV-1.

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The REV-1 program can decrease a restaurant's carbon footprint and costs, according to a statement by REV-1 restaurant mingle lady Kim's managing mingle Ji Hye. REV-1.

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Refraction AI charges the restaurants a 15% committee per order, which is nearly half of what delivery platforms comparable Doordash and Grubhub charge. REV-1.

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Customers are charged a $3 delivery charge per order. REV-1.

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In bid to hold entire parties safe amid the pandemic, Refraction AI added disinfecting UV lights at the bag compartment of the robot. REV-1.

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The REV-1 is also disinfected amid each delivery. REV-1.

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A REV-1 unit is nearly the size of a bicycle, standing can 5 feet tall, 4.5 feet long, and 2.5 feet wide. REV-1.

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It weighs nearly 100 pounds and can journey up to 15 miles per hour. REV-1.

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The robot is also "low-power" enough to operate at the bicycle lane, besides fast enough to motivate at the vehicle road without increasing traffic, according to its maker. REV-1.

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The "nimble" delivery robot — which can operate across entire four seasons — also has a short stopping distance, which method it doesn't petition dear sensors, according to its maker. REV-1.

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The startup is now refuge more robots to encounter its rising demands. REV-1.

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The REV-1s are entire controlled by Refraction AI employees who are currently working from home. REV-1.

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