Toronto, Canada-based robotics company Tiny Mile deployed the first of its "Geoffrey" delivery robots in the U.S. as part of a two-month test in Charlotte, NC.
The semi-autonomous robots, named for Geoffrey Hinton, one of the godfathers of artificial intelligence, deliver items from Undercurrent Coffee to workers and residents in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood.
Five Geoffreys now deliver within a one-mile radius of the coffee shop's Commonwealth Avenue location, under the remote control of a human navigator. While Undercurrent Coffee owner Todd Huber could not say how many deliveries the robots had made to date, he said customers loved using the robots, adding “This works better for us than the traditional third-party delivery services.”
From The Charlotte Observer
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