The FedEx Same–Day Bot is capable of delivering packages and hot food from stores and restaurants to customers’ homes. It is said to be hitting the streets this summer in selected markets. The Bot features a large white cube atop four wheels. The wheels allow the Bot to climb stairs and maneuver easily over uneven ground.
Target Chief Operating Officer John Mulligan said: “Were excited to be collaborating with FedEx to explore how autonomous robots could enhance delivery services and more, ensuring we continue to exceed our guests expectations for ease and convenience.” They say the initial test would involve delivery between it offices, FedEx Office currently offers a SameDay City service that operates in 32 markets and 1,900 cities using branded FedEx vehicles and uniformed FedEx employees, the company said.
They say if the tests turns out well the bots gets wider rollout, they are anticipating it could replace human delivery.