Israeli engineer creates robotic unicycles for proficient delivery service


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By i24news


An Israeli student has created robots that might change the world of package deliveries for good.

Kobi Shikar, an engineering and design student at Shenkar School of Engineering in Ramat Gan, Israel, has designed a robotic delivery service, Transwheel.

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The Daily Mail reported that the robots are one- wheeled drones, which balance themselves by using a similar system to the popular Segway. They contain a facial recognition software to identify recipients and have a GPS system in order to make their way around.

Speaking to the British tabloid, Shikar told The Daily Mail that “the Transwheel concept re-imagines package distribution as a round-the-clock autonomous service carried out by robotic single-wheel drones that work independently and together to ensure timely, efficient delivery”

“Each wheel features a self-balancing gyroscopic system, electric arms, and GPS-driven communication capability.”

Still in the conceptual phase, the robots will be able to work individually and/or in teams in order to handle larger or odd-shaped packages.

Shikar said that “smaller parcels can be handled by a single robot while larger packages will be tag-teamed by an appropriate number of robots that self-configure to the package’s unique dimensions”

Hoping to turn his futuristic concept into reality, Shikar is currently looking for industry partners who want to invest in his idea.


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