Many businesses have started to rectify their last-mile delivery operations. Their current operational process is to hire third-party courier companies, and it is very inefficient as it requires an astonishing amount of effort and time, for example, a delivery driver can take up to 5 minutes to deliver 1 small package.
Furthermore, as e-commerce continues to thrive, it will cause an upsurge in parcel deliveries and other issues, especially in densely populated cities. Examples are congested roads due to the rise in courier fleets, items damaged during deliveries, and stolen parcels.
Meet Techie, your neighborhood-friendly delivery robot
Techie is a smart navigation delivery robot built by Azimorph, seeking to eliminate the need for door-to-door deliveries. The robot would navigate its way toward the consumer’s house according to the time selected by the consumer beforehand. Upon Techie’s arrival, the consumer would then scan a QR code to authenticate and retrieve the parcel. Afterwhich, Techie will return to the centralized bay to charge or load up more parcels. Techie comes with a safety feature that stops it when danger or unforeseen circumstances are detected, for example, a human in its path, construction zones, or roadblocks. With Azimorph’s Techie, there is no need to worry about your parcel!
A reComputer J2012 is used in Techie as it is compact enough to fit in. It functions as a mini computer with a CPU and GPU that is able to process image feed from a real sense camera and USB camera array. A Teensy board is also used as a low-level controller to receive input from GPS and IMU and output controls the motors.
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- Drivable area detection
- Uses a realsense D435i to detect drivable areas through image segmentation and point cloud.
- Outdoor localization
- Utilize the sensor data from IMU, GPS, and odometry to estimate the robot’s position.
- Point-to-Point Navigation
- Based on the data provided by the drivable area detection and outdoor localization, the algorithm will plan a safe route from its current location to its destination for the robot to follow.
- Real-Time Remote Assistance
- A remote operator will take control of the robot if it detects any failures or is unable to continue navigating.
Smart delivery robot accelerates the last-mile delivery to the end consumer.
- Reduces manpower cost (courier)
- Provide flexibility and consistent solution to a growing logistic market
- Capable of navigating in a robust environment in case of unforeseen circumstance
- Reduces cars on the road
- Reduces vehicle pollution
Founded in 2021, Azimorph is a group of passionate engineers based in Singapore who aim to make robotics’ delivery the new normal.
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