Saturday, 4 February 2012

Robot-powered object rental service

I have posted previously on the possibility for an online service to facilitate asset sharing.

A potential update to this idea is the use of robots to deliver the objects being rented, reducing the inconvenience of renting. Self-driving cars are proceeding apace - as that technology is implemented, the cost of distribution will begin to fall.

One could imagine a fleet of transportation robots, centred around an automated storage warehouse, delivering and retrieving objects ordered by an online system.

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