Starship touches down at Logistics Manager

logisticsmanager | June 07, 2017

Starship touches down at Logistics Manager
The robots are completely autonomous, navigating via pre-mapped routes, sensors and cameras. While in the trial stages, the robots are always accompanied by a human. The final aim is for the bots to be completely autonomous.What if someone kicks the robot or picks it up? Well, as the technology includes a range of cameras, criminals will be recorded by the robot, if they’re not put off by the alarm first.The robots are monitored from a control centre, but eventually, Starship aims to have one person overlooking 100 of the autonomous delivery vehicles. If the robot comes across a problem it can’t solve, i.e. struggling to fit through a gap that’s too small, it will call a human and manual help can be provided.

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Our cargo sensor (pictured at left) is an acoustical sensor in the nose of the trailer that sends sound waves into the trailer every 60 minutes to check for cargo. The time it takes for the sound waves to return to the sensor indicates whether the trailer is loaded or empty.


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