Dubai RTA & FedEx Agree ‘Roxo’ Robot of the Future Launch
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the autonomous delivery device Roxo™ to have its international debut in Dubai.
Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan, CEO of Public Transport Agency, signed on behalf of RTA and James R. Muhs, Regional President for FedEx Express in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa, signed on behalf of FedEx Express.
The signing took place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan said: “We are proud that Dubai will be the future host of the delivery device Roxo™ for the first time outside of the United States.
“This step complements the UAE AI Strategy, Dubai Self-Driving Transport Strategy, and RTA’s first strategic goal: Smart Dubai.
“This autonomous personal delivery device will play a new role in the last-mile delivery challenge as it is designed to travel on sidewalks and along roadsides, safely delivering smaller shipments to customers’ homes and businesses.”
Roxo™ is an autonomous personal delivery device with features including pedestrian-safe technology from the iBot plus advanced technology such as LiDAR and multiple cameras, allowing the zero-emission, battery-powered bot to be aware of its surroundings.
These features are coupled with machine-learning algorithms to detect and avoid obstacles, plot a safe path, and allow the bot to follow road and safety rules.
Proprietary technology makes it highly capable, allowing it to navigate unpaved surfaces, curbs, and to even climb some steps for an extraordinary door-to-door delivery experience.
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