Peachtree Corners in Georgia has introduced autonomous robot deliveries into its testbed for connected and 5G-enabled intelligent transport infrastructure, named Curiosity Lab.
T-Mobile is supporting the robots’ connectivity, with the machines being rolled out to collect orders at warehouses, retail stores, dark stores and micro fulfilment centres, before delivering those goods to people and businesses around the city.
Clevon, an autonomous delivery service provider, has provided the robots, which run on electricity and can be customised to suit individual customers’ needs.
Some of the benefits of the bots include a reduction in failed deliveries, carbon emissions and costs per customer, according to Clevon.
“We’re proud to have adopted some of the world’s most advanced emerging technologies here in Peachtree Corners, and we’re delighted to continue that tradition by welcoming Clevon and their autonomous robot carriers to our community,” said Brandon Branham, executive director of the Curiosity Lab.
“From a city perspective, we are always looking to improve our residents’ everyday lives with exciting new technologies. Showcasing how robotic solutions can help enhance package delivery operations while reducing congestion and emissions gives us a further peek into a brighter future.”
The autonomous robots can operate on US public roadways and are designed to deliver multiple items during a single trip.
What’s more, they are fitted with a driving system that incorporates redundant perception technologies and IoT solutions provided by T-Mobile.
As part of the Curiosity Lab ecosystem, the robots will undergo live testing for 5G adoption in partnership with T-Mobile.
“As Clevon’s preferred wireless provider in the US we’re thrilled to help them advance their Autonomous Driving System and remote monitoring systems in a real-world environment,” said Dave Bezzant, vice president – public sector, T-Mobile.
“We are proud to be supporting Clevon in this greater mission to create more sustainable and efficient delivery solutions.”