I’m worried one of your robots might hit my car/bike
Our priority is the safety and security of the communities we operate in. Our robots operate in a safe and non-hazardous manner so as not to endanger pedestrians, cyclists and other lawful users of public space and comply with traffic and pedestrian control devices, signals and signs.
Our robots are low mass and low speed devices that travel predominantly along pavements using mapping, navigation and sophisticated obstacle avoidance technology. This technology allows the robots to identify objects in their vicinity and make the necessary course corrections to avoid the objects.
The robots have twelve cameras, and a sensor suite that are our main source of information from mapping, localization, detecting cars and traffic lights. The robots are capable of identifying objects up to 200 feet away and making the necessary course corrections to avoid any objects. When an object is adjacent to the robot, but not in front of it, the robot reduces its speed. When an object is in front of the robot, the robot will come to a complete stop.
When operated between sunset and sunrise, our robots are equipped with a light on both the front and rear of the device that is visible on all sides in clear weather from a distance of at least 500 feet.
Our robots have been operating since 2016, interacting with millions of people around the world across 20 countries and over 100 cities and in that time.