The Anonymous Widower

My First Encounter With A Robot

Whilst in Bletchley, I saw this robot going about their business.

Note.

  1. The robot was from robotdelivery.co.uk.
  2. It was fascinating to see it cross the roads on the zebra crossings.

This idea might take off, as it is surely more environmentally friendly than a guy speeding up and down on a scooter.

March 15, 2022 - Posted by | World | , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Is a driver legally obliged to give way to a robot on a zebra crossing? What’s the legal position if the robot is crushed by a HGV?

    Comment by JohnC | March 15, 2022 | Reply

    • Everybody seemed to show it respect and keep out of its way.

      Comment by AnonW | March 15, 2022 | Reply

      • That’s possibly because of the novelty value. It may be different if and when delivery robots are regularly inching their way across the road. I saw one of these robots a few years ago making its way slowly along the pavement outside my son’s flat There’s a notice on the front door of the building directing deliveries to the concierge in a separate building if no one is at home. Could a delivery robot be programmed to cope with such a situation?

        Comment by JohnC | March 16, 2022

  2. What is there to stop someone stopping it and stealing the contents?

    Comment by Maurice Reed | March 15, 2022 | Reply

  3. This is amusing

    Comment by agggggggg | March 15, 2022 | Reply

  4. I first saw these 6 wheelers on the mean streets of Lewisham nearly 3 years ago.
    At that time it was being ‘overseen’ by a minder walking with it.
    Things have probably moved on apace, as from your photos it now appears to be fully autonomous.
    Maybe another 3 years before it actually gets to deliver anything; only to find no one at home and the package left under the mat/behind the fence/in the wheelie bin!

    Comment by Dave | March 16, 2022 | Reply

    • I can see this concept developing in certain areas. Where I live, Hackney Council has completely renewed the pavements over the last ten years and there are dropped kerbs everywhere for wheelchairs. A Royal Mail sorting officers at the end of the road too. So I suspect it would be possible here.

      Comment by AnonW | March 16, 2022 | Reply


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