Sign Up for On-Demand Robot Parcel Deliveries

Photo by David Speer

Do you need your package delivered where and when you want it? If you are a University of Arkansas student and live within a couple of miles of campus, a delivery robot may soon be rolling up to your door.

If you live within three miles of campus, you can sign up for a pilot program to have a ground-based autonomous robot deliver your recent online order, package of ramen or maybe even a pizza or two!

The McMillon Family Retail Innovation and Technology Lab has been testing and evaluating human-robot interaction on campus and around Fayetteville. Now it is looking for students who live near the U of A to participate in one of the world's first delivery robot pilot programs. The robots can deliver packages right to your house, dorm or apartment building.

The pilot program is a partnership between the McMillon Innovation Studio of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and Starship Technologies. Starship has been working with the studio and U of A students to collect operational data and gauge robot acceptance and feasibility on campus and city sidewalks for a number of months. The new program expands that to real-time deliveries in a campus setting for the first time anywhere.

If you want to be one of the first people in the world to receive a robot delivery, sign up by filling out this online form

 

 

 

Contacts

Clint Johnson, research associate
McMillon Innovation Studio
479-575-2855, CJohnson@walton.uark.edu

David Speer, director of communications
Sam M. Walton College of Business
479-575-2539, dlspeer@uark.edu


Headlines

Grover, Venkatesh, Sabherwal Recognized as Top Information Systems Researchers

Varun Grover, Viswanath Venkatesh and Rajiv Sabherwal of Walton College have been recognized as top researchers in the field using the h-index measurement of research.

World Trade Center Arkansas Celebrates Decade of Global Trade

The World Trade Center Arkansas celebrated its 10-year anniversary this past week with Sen. John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack as speakers and a multitude of international diplomats and dignitaries.

Walton College Holding Blockchain Hackathon in October

Students from different disciplines across the university will form problem-solving hackathon teams to learn the latest blockchain technology and take on business-posed challenges.

Do Deep Promotional Discounts Work? New Study Sheds Light on Strategy

Researchers found that discounts drive more store traffic and profits.

Electrical Engineering Professor Presents at Energy Council Annual Meeting

Alan Mantooth, distinguished professor of electrical engineering was invited to present during The Energy Council's Annual Meeting in Little Rock on Sept. 16. 

Newswire Daily