Swiss Post have been trialling robots to deliver post. During the robots deployment the delivery robots completed almost 200 runs over an area of 800km without any accidents or collisions.
The box-like robot caused quite a stir and was being photographed constantly by passers-by! Road users were cautious at first but soon learnt how to share the road with the robots cautious driving style.
Further tests will be needed in the future if the robots are to be used on Swiss pavements without supervision. However this is not currently possible due to Swiss legalities. Starship Technologies the manufacturer of the delivery robots aims to do further tests and gather further data from other locations across the world.
Robots and drones will become a significant force in parcel deliveries within the next 5-10 years in the UK so watch out!