But this is just the beginning, and there are robots out there who make deliveries. Even Ford is trying to get into the delivery business with driverless cars which take goods to customers' doors.
The two-eyed semi-autonomous robot was created by Serve Robotics, an autonomous sidewalk delivery company incubated inside the food service delivery service Postmates. The company was acquired by Uber in 2020, and their idea is to shape the future of delivery by connecting people with what they need locally via robots. While it's a revolution in delivery service, for regular folks, this is surprising to encounter.
This was Saweetie’s reaction as well. She was casually chilling in the Rolls-Royce Cullinan she purchased early this summer for her 28th birthday, waiting for the light to turn red. But then she noticed the Serve Robotics’ robot, Serve, was crossing the street towards its destination. The rapper was caught off guard, writing on her Instagram Story, “tf goin on?”
She also gave us a small glimpse of the interior of her custom SUV, which features orange inserts on the dashboard and leather seats (check out gallery). Saweetie announced the purchase on Instagram, wearing an orange bikini to match the interior, writing: “i just like really expensive things.” You can see the post attached below. And she apparently told the truth, because the SUV has a starting price of $300,000 for the standard version.
Coming back to Serve, the semi-automated rover can drive on sidewalks along pedestrians and go around fire hydrants, using cameras and Lidar sensors to navigate. However, there is a human is a human who takes control it from afar if there are any issues. It is all electric, and has a 50 lb (22.7 kg) storage capacity, with a total length of 30” (76.2 cm), an estimated width of 21” (53.3), and a height of 40” (101.6 cm). It has a maximum speed of 3 mph (4.8 kph).
As impressive as it sounds, one can understand Saweetie’s bewilderment at the moving rover. However, isn’t that the future?
i just like really expensive things ?????????? pic.twitter.com/7Xf7l8d1cM— icy bae (@Saweetie) July 5, 2021