Memphis, US is preparing

In summer 2019, FedEx’s hometown of Memphis hosted a large-scale test of autonomous delivery vehicles designed by inventor Dean Kamen. Following in the line of the self-balancing Segway scooter and iBot, a stair-climbing wheelchair, Kamen’s SameDay Bots were custom-built for FedEx and had a top speed of 10 miles per hour. The pilot put the bots to work transporting packages between the company’s multiple locations in Memphis, including the FedEx Logistics innovation skunkworks located in the historic Gibson Guitar Building. Upon pilot completion the company hoped to deploy the droids to retailers as part of its SameDay Service.

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