Mail carriers deliver letters and newspapers. And parcels. Hold on, there’s more? Exactly: sometimes, they also deliver fresh bread or regionally grown vegetables and take away empty PET bottles or dirty laundry. In some places, they even read electricity meters. Mail carriers provide a variety of services over the last mile. This creates a win-win situation – both for customers and Swiss Post.
Turning heads everywhere they go: Swiss Post robots have been reducing the workload on staff in Lugano hospital since September. They’re true all-rounders and can transport practically everything be it medication or other goods – completely independently and around the clock. The goods they carry are protected by a pin code – meaning they arrive safely with the intended recipients. The robots in Lugano can even use the lift independently.
If you come across it – don’t panic! From today a self-driving Swiss Post robot will be out and about on the EPFL campus as part of a trial. The cute little yellow shuttle will deliver meals to EPFL students and lecturers. Swiss Post wants to find out more about this technology and to assess its […]