Fully Electric Drover
Drover is a hybrid drone and rover robotic system. There are multiple benefits to using drover delivery robots to fight climate change. Delivery robots minimize the need for larger, less-efficient trucks. Reducing energy and the need for fewer human resources will impact climate change positively.
Impact of Drover Technology
Nowadays the COVID pandemic shows that the world needs a better way for delivering during emergency situations. Minimizing human contacts for activities such as deliveries and personal transportation in cities and metropolitan areas is more in demand than before. The use of drover robots for delivery can potentially reduce labor costs and increase productivity, resulting in overall cost savings for many industries and consumers.
Generally, ground-based sidewalk robots like quad rovers or 6WD rovers have short-range and slow transport with a lack of advanced self-driving mode meaning that humans are still controlling them. On the other hand, aerial-based robots are faster autonomous and more agile. But aerial-based robots have their own cons, for example, fixed-wing UAVs lack VTOL ability. Multirotor has shorter battery life compared to the drover. Weather conditions impact flight. Drover uses AI to predict the feasibility of the mission and change its configuration based on mission demands. Among those companies are Zipline, Serve, FLYTREX, and Amazon PRIME. They are mostly using the same robotic platforms.