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Alibaba Launches Delivery Robot
Alibaba Launches Delivery Robot

Alibaba Launches Delivery Robot

Alibaba Launches Delivery Robot

Unlike its car vending machine concept, Alibaba’s ideas for robots have been more mundane and mainly confined to warehouses—the same kind that Amazon uses. But the Chinese e-commerce titan introduced a package-delivering bot that uses Lidar to navigate around.
The package locker it carries uses facial recognition to ensure it has got the right recipient before popping open its doors, Engadget reported.
The G Plus, as it is called, is being developed with Chinese company RoboSense. The robotics outfit lends its Lidar technology to the robot, which uses it for the same purpose as self-driving cars: to create a 3D map of its surroundings and avoid obstacles. The G Plus is essentially a delivery locker on wheels, capable of carrying packages and food at a sedate (and pedestrian-friendly) pace, maxing its speed at under ten miles per hour and dropping it to just over six if there are people or cars around.
In a press release, Alibaba and Robosense touted the G Plus as a reduced cost option compared to cars or delivery trucks, as well as being easier to mass-produce. The company is testing the unmanned vehicle on roads around its headquarters in Hangzhou and expects to start building them by the end of 2018.

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