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As the food delivery market grows, new robotic delivery options are being development to meet the demand for cheap, reliant deliveries. Many robotic deployers have designed their machines to use the sidewalk as their travel lane. By using the sidewalk, the robots are restricted to walking speeds (4 m/hr) and must follow the sidewalk regulations of each municipality the operate in. Other robot deployers, such as Refraction AI, are developing delivery machines that are designed to operate in bike lanes and share lanes with vehicles. At a top speed of 12 mi/hr, the Refraction AI machine is designed to stop within 5 ft when braked, compared to a full-size vehicle which stops in 45 ft while travel at 30 mi/hr. Rev-1 models are being piloted in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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As the food delivery market grows, new robotic delivery options are being development to meet the demand for cheap, reliant deliveries. Many robotic deployers have designed their machines to use the sidewalk as their travel lane. By using the sidewalk, the robots are restricted to walking speeds (4 m/hr) and must follow the sidewalk regulations of each municipality the operate in. Other robot deployers, such as Refraction AI, are developing delivery machines that are designed to operate in bike lanes and share lanes with vehicles. At a top speed of 12 mi/hr, the Refraction AI machine is designed to stop within 5 ft when braked, compared to a full-size vehicle which stops in 45 ft while travel at 30 mi/hr. Rev-1 models are being piloted in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Last Mile Robot Launches Snowy Pilot In Quest To Own Food Delivery Market
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