A brand new Uber partnership will carry robotic supply to Uber Eats clients within the Miami space, the corporate mentioned Thursday. It is teaming up with Cartken, a California-based firm that creates self-driving sidewalk robots, to roll out the brand new supply program within the Dadeland district.
Whereas that is Cartken’s first main partnership, the corporate’s fleet of AI-powered robots have been utilized in a variety of different locations, together with components of California, Canada, the UK, Germany, Japan and a handful of US school campuses. The six-wheeled robots can take about two dozen kilos of deliveries on the go and have cameras that assist information them to a vacation spot.
Uber and Cartken will begin working with choose retailers on Thursday to get the robotic supply system going, with plans to increase to different components of Miami-Dade County and extra cities in 2023.
“We’re excited to carry its residents a little bit extra Uber magic by means of sidewalk robotic supply,” Noah Zych, international head of autonomous mobility and supply at Uber, mentioned in a press launch. “Our partnership with Cartken marks one other vital milestone for our efforts in automated and autonomous know-how and can present larger reliability and affordability to Miami retailers and shoppers.”