There are multiple benefits to using drover delivery robots to fight climate change. They minimize the need for larger, less-efficient trucks. They eliminate waste and errors by humans. The reduction of energy and need for fewer human resources will impact climate changer positively. A successful first-time final mile home delivery creates approximately 181g of CO2 per km per item. A 25 km round-trip by car emits 5188g of CO2, or the equivalent of 16 re-delivery attempts by van. All these CO2 emissions can be eliminated by serial robot deliveries.
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 activates such as deliveries and personal transportation in cities and metropolitan areas is more demanded than before. Delivery problems via humans are happening every day. Lost deliveries, deliveries delays, lack of accurate package tracking system and recently maintaining social distancing is very critical to stay safe. and finally, the cost of deliveries via humans is more than 10 times the cost of deliveries with robots.
Stage of the Technology
We filed utility patents. All drawings and FMD analysis are finished. We have 2 prototypes on a scale of 1:2.
Our competitors are using different robotic platforms that have their own pros and cons.
Generally, ground-based sidewalk robots like quad rovers or 6WD rovers have a 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 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 use AI to predict the feasibility of the mission and change its configuration based on mission demands. Among those companies are Zipline, Serve, FLYTREX, Amazon PRIME. They are mostly use same robotic platforms.