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Japan introduces food delivery robot to promote social distancing

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Japan’s robotic technology company ZMP Inc. has made a test run of DeliRo, a delivery robot to help enforce social distancing in catering establishments.

The robot demonstrated remote online ordering and autonomous delivery from a food shop to a customer at Takanawa Gateway Fest in Tokyo.

Japan introduces delivery robot to promote social distancing
 A food stall staff loads noodles onto DeliRo delivery robot during a test run at Takanawa Gateway Fest in Tokyo, Japan, 12 August 2020. . EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

The customer can open the robot’s delivery box using their smartphone.

By using autonomous driving technology, DeliRo automatically drives at a maximum speed of 6 km/h while using cameras and laser sensors to recognize the surrounding environment and avoid obstacles.



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