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Ford, Walmart Team Up For Delivery Robots
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India, June 11 -- Auto giant Ford Motor Co. (F) has teamed up with Agility Robotics on a robotic project to deliver packages to consumers.
Ford and Agility Robotics have produced a two-legged, two-armed robot, named Digit, to deliver goods from delivery van to consumers' doorstep. Ford is partnering with Walmart, Postmates and Agility to perfect the robot's ability to make deliveries.
"Here's an understatement: People like online shopping," Ken Washington, Ford's chief technology officer, wrote in a Medium blog post. "It's easy to see why. One-click shopping and perks like two-day delivery are extremely convenient, but they are taking a toll on our cities and neighborhoods."
Digit is built out of lightweight material. It can lift packa...
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