FedEx SameDay Autonomous Delivery Robot
Focused on hyper-local deliveries, the FedEx SameDay Bot isn't out to replace regular drivers but instead lets retailers make quick deliveries to customers nearby. It's built for sidewalks and roadsides instead of traffic, with input from DEKA and its Segway-inventing founder Dean Kamen. Lidar and multiple cameras give it situational awareness and let its onboard algorithms detect and avoid obstacles and plot a safe path to its destination. The Bot will begin testing in select markets this summer, and FedEx is working with companies such as AutoZone, Lowe's, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart on future uses.