Alibaba unveils autonomous logistics robot

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-18 17:58:36|Editor: huaxia

Alibaba Cloud, the digital technologies and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, unveiled its autonomous logistics robot for last-mile deliveries at the 2020 Apsara Conference on Thursday. Developed by the Alibaba DAMO Academy, the global research initiative by Alibaba Group, the delivery robot can carry 50 packages at one time and cover 62 miles (or 100 kilometers) on a single charge. It is estimated the mobile robot should be able to deliver as many as 500 packages a day to one designated community or campus, meeting the rising demand for speedy last-mile delivery in China. "We are expecting a rapid spike of delivery demands brought by the thriving new retail and local services businesses in the increasingly digitalized world," said Jeff Zhang, President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. The Apsara Conference, formerly known as Ali cloud developers' conference, is the earliest platform showcasing innovations in China. Themed "Leap into the future of digital intelligence," the focus of the 2020 Apsara Conference will shift from science and technology to cover a wider range of industry, technology, and consumer electronics.