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7-Eleven introduces autonomous delivery robot in Seoul

(Source: Korea Bizwire)

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven said Monday that it will begin test driving ‘Neubie’, an autonomous, short-range delivery robot, at a store in Seoul’s Seocho district.

The robot, equipped with a camera-based autonomous driving system, demonstrates outstanding performance in maneuvering in urban areas and is capable of delivery under various weather conditions, the company said.

7-Eleven will focus on systematic and operational improvement of the robot as it adjusts to the open, complex environment in urban areas, rather than limited indoor spaces like buildings and shops.

In the next three months of the intensive trial period, the convenience store chain will expand the robot’s service area up to 300 meters and introduce an additional number of robots.

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