Ford developing a delivery robot named Digit

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Ford CTO Ken Washington on the company's efforts to develop delivery robots. FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York — the business capital of the world —...



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Ford has developed a new delivery robots; they actually call it digit two legs walks like a human capital of lifting packages that weigh up to 40 pounds come on in ken washington, ford's chief technology officer, all right ken we've got some excellent video of this thing. When are we gon na see it in reality in real time in america? Well, it's too early to say when it will actually show up at your ...
doorstep, but one thing's for certain is that we're working on solving the challenges that need to be need to be addressed in order for this to become a reality. We'Re super excited about this research project with our partner agility robotics, who design digitwe're working with them to to explore. How might we pair it with our autonomous vehicle so that it can finish the task in the last 50 to 100 feet. Look at look at that package. It'S absolutely fascinating. It really does. But can you give me just a rough idea of when we might see it in commercial use? What'S a rough idea? Well, it's it's super hard to predict, but one thing that we're hoping for and the reason we're starting this research now is that it gives us the option if everything goes well to to have this ready to pair with our autonomous vehicle. That'S going into production in 2021, we're not ready to commit tothat yet, but we have a shot at it and we're starting working on the the challenges, starting with how do you pair the robot with the vehicle yeah? How do you fold it into the vehicle? How does it get out? How does it share the information that it needs in order to finish the task like having a map of the area, knowing what path to walk on these are all the challenges that we're solving today and are in our pilot, i'm with on partner. I think it's fascinating and i want you to come back as fast as you can tell me more about it, because that's really remarkable stuff can washington, everybody.


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