Robomart is building a fleet of self-driving grocery stores
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Will retailers go on the road with self-driving mobile stores? - RetailWireDiscussion While legislators in some cities have been trying to keep autonomous robots off sidewalks, a new startup wants to enable any big box retailer to get a full wing of its operation rolling around on city streets.
Robomart autonomous bodegas will deliver produce to your doorThe company, as part of NVIDIA's deep learning/AI "Inception Program," has developed what is essentially a self-driving bodega on wheels. The concept relies on a Sprinter-van-size delivery vehicle outfitted with an array of LiDAR, radar and cameras, as well as a CAN motion-control system and enough route-planning and obstacle-avoidance software to notch Level 5 autonomy -- the highest level a self-driving vehicle can achieve, requiring no human driver whatsoever.
Do we really need a self-driving on-demand corner store?As of now, your bunches of organic bananas or piping hot pad thai arrive the old-fashioned way: carried by a flesh-and-blood human who drove a car. However, new concepts such as Robomart -- an on-demand, electric, self-driving store -- could automate food deliveries.
This startup that offers a self-driving grocery store has solved the biggest problem with online groceryThis story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Robotics startup Robomart has introduced its autonomous car that will serve as a grocery store on wheels, Business Insider reports.
A robotics startup called 'Robomart' wants to replace Postmates and Instacart with self-driving grocery storesRobomart is a self-driving, nearly full autonomous grocery store on wheels. The vehicle will drive fresh produce from the supermarket aisle to customers. Grocery chains can license the platform and the vehicles, which allows them to pocket the delivery fee instead of some on-demand delivery startup.
Robomart is the latest startup to try and unseat the local convenience storeThe startup assault on the humble neighborhood store continues to intensify. First came Bodega, the terribly named, and mostly misguided startup with its mission to bring the non-perishable necessities available at the corner store to the masses and "disrupt" the corner store.
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