Ford's AVs with Robots Delivering Packages

Plans for Ford Autonomous Vehicles with Digit Robots Delivering Packages

Source:  Agility Robotics

Ford Purchases Digits
Digit is a 5 foot tall, 2-legged robot invented by Agility Robotics.  Digit walked around the 2020 CES trade show in Las Vegas this week taking bows.  It should be proud of itself. Ford became the first customer to purchase Digits and it has big plans for them.

AV + Digit Plans
Ford says the initial plans is to deploy Digits for research and development.  But the goal is to employ Digits as part of a new package-delivery service driven by Ford autonomous vehicle.  Digits would be on board to deliver the package to the owner's door.

Agility Robotics
Agility Robotics was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Albany, Oregon.  It makes advanced bi-pedal robots with human-like capabilities for diverse markets including logistics/delivery, telepresence and automated inspections.  The company says it will start delivering Digits to customers in the first quarter of 2020.  Agility Robotics designs robots that can operate in "human spaces".  


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