This Robot Just Might Replace Delivery Trucks in Cities

This Robot Just Might Replace Delivery Trucks in Cities

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Tara Bellucci
Dec 6, 2015
(Image credit: Dispatch)

Drones, lockers, apps... you name it— many companies and startups are trying to tackle the issue of getting packages to people as quickly and easily as possible. Dispatch has another solution: secure delivery robots that take over the last mile, making fewer trucks necessary on city streets.

Developed by three MIT and UPenn alumni, the Dispatch bot can hold up to four packages, and will text you with a PIN to unlock when it's nearby. Less creepy than drones, and also less double parking, waiting, traffic, and tailpipe emissions floating up to the ozone than you get with trucks.

Dispatch is launching pilot programs on university campuses next year.

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