Evolving Cityscapes

Designer: Nyckle Sijtsma – TU Delft
 Prof. dr. Dirk Snelders, ir. Sjoerd van Dommelen

Autonomous Delivery Robot

How will the city adapt to growing logistical strain?

As retail continues to shift towards online shopping, increasing parcel deliveries place stress on logistical networks, especially in metropolitan areas. This project envisions a connected and automated network of delivery robots as a part of a potential solution. Developed in a collaboration between TU Delft and an industry partner, the Autonomous Delivery Robot features modular containers with different drawers, which contain parcels for delivery. The drawers are individually locked with NFC enabled locks that can be opened by either phone or by traditional access cards. During off-peak hours, robots can also wait for a while until a recipient is home.