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Robots Delivering Shopping, how does that work?

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My boss once said 'for an intelligent person you can sometimes be pretty thick!' We are friends....honest!

Anyway keeping that in mind you will hopefully forgive me if I state the obvious here but cannot see the answer.

Watched a documentary about supermarkets last night and they are already using these lidded cart robot things to deliver shopping. My mind boggles seeing these things roaming around the streets and it raised so many questions. What if people try to open them and steal the shopping, and if thwarted pop the whole thing in a van and drive off? How can it cross roads and obstacles and being so low might not be seen at a crossing.

Why are we getting so lazy? Surely online shopping is enough, delivered by a person. At least they can carry it in for the elderly or disabled. Why put more people out of a job? I am sure these 'robots' must cost a fortune and will need maintenance and updating and replacing.

Lynibis
1 year ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
1 year ago

I guess no one has seen or heard of this, but honestly, I didn't dream it! I am not sure I would want to use it, I prefer a human to knock, smile and deliver my shopping on the rare occasions I order online.

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend1 year ago

Lynibis I would get a fright if I open the front door to a Robot. It would not feel right. Would they talk to you. No I would still like a person to deliver my shopping. And all so I would be frighted that it broke down . I think this world has gone mad. You now will have a car that drives by it's self. What ever next. It dos not bear thing about. Give me the good old fashion days.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
Original Poster
1 year ago

In the programme they were little square carts and I am not sure they could hold much. I guess the customer is given some sort of code to open it. I find it hard to believe in driverless cars.

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 year ago

This is how they try to prevent people stealing from them. Where they're in use they appear to be just for reasonably local ready food deliveries... fascinating how they work.

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Lynibis
Lynibis
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1 year ago

Thanks David, the one I saw was delivering from Sainsbury's, but exactly the same robot. I do wonder just how far technology will take us, just on news about a guy who is going up against the Welsh police for using facial recognition on him while he was out shopping.

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 year ago

I think drones already deliver things... Sometimes I would use the robot delivery...

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