An autonomous vehicle delivery robot can deliver a package for 80 percent less cost than a human.

Autonomous delivery operator in Ann Arbor Michigan designs robot to operate on road instead of sidewalk.

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This article referenced cost data from an autonomous robot delivery operator in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  • Cost of delivery using a robot: $2.00 to $2.50 per package
  • Cost of delivery using a human: $11.00 to $12.00 per package.

Market factors supporting a successful deployment:

  • User acceptance (e.g., students on college campuses that are quick adopt new technology).
  • Areas with a high density of restaurants.
  • States with robust autonomous vehicle regulation.