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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Refraction AI Contactless Food Delivery

Here is an excerpt from Spectrum IEEE on robotic solutions.   Featuring Refraction AI, a  contactless food delivery system.   Plus a number of videos of related solutions, go to the link below to see them.

Video Friday: Robot Startup Refraction AI Testing Contactless Food Delivery   By Evan Ackerman, Erico Guizzo and Fan Shi

Refraction AI, founded by University of Michigan researchers, has developed a three-wheeled autonomous vehicle called REV-1 that is providing delivery services from local restaurants in Ann Arbor.

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ICRA 2020 – June 01, 2020 – [Virtual Conference]
RSS 2020 – July 12-16, 2020 – [Virtual Conference]
CLAWAR 2020 – August 24-26, 2020 – Moscow, Russia
ICUAS 2020 – September 1-4, 2020 – Athens, Greece
Let us know if you have suggestions for next week, and enjoy today’s videos.

Refraction AI, a University of Michigan startup that began delivering food in late 2019, says its pilot deployment of five “Rev-1” robots is doing four times as many runs since the COVID-19 crisis began. The small fleet of delivery robots helps keep employees and patrons safer by limiting human to human contact while also helping restaurants save money on delivery services due to the lower cost of Refraction AI’s service.  .... "

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