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


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