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  • Delivery Robot Invasion
  • Premier Icon Caher
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    Has anyone else’s local area been invaded by 6 wheel delivery robots? They appear to be a little lost sometimes as I just helped one up a high kerb. Hopefully the Terminator will leave me with my clothes.

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    is it a compressed air cannon or a trebuchet type arrangement they use for hoying the parcels over you neighbours fence?

    How do they open wheelybins?

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    We’ve had them in Milton Keynes for years

    My kids love them

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    How do they deliver delivery robots?

    Premier Icon doublezero
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    They are great had them in MK for a while, like the way the AI has them flashing their lights at each other when they pass, nice touch adding human normalisation.

    They often struggle with kerbs a helping hand is good karma, never give way to them on a pedestrian crossing though they don’t move, causes chaos for the good polite folk round my way.

    Premier Icon pk13
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    Look cool at Christmas too

    Premier Icon fossy
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    Nah, no chance up ‘ere. We’ve only just got rid of pacers !

    Premier Icon toofarwest
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    We saw a few when we went to my brother’s wedding in MK last year, Mrs TooFar hadn’t heard of them and was amazed when one trundled past the coffee shop we were in.

    Premier Icon Mister-P
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    We have them in Northampton along with what seems like hundreds of delivery bicycles. I’m surprised there’s anyone outside with all the home deliveries going on.

    Premier Icon donks
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    I feel like starship missed a trick and should have fitted them with weapons like on Robot wars….when ever they pass each other they could battle it out. There’s actually one trundling up the street as I type this….never bothered ordering from one though.

    Premier Icon plus-one
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    Can you rob them ? Asking for a friend

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    is it a compressed air cannon or a trebuchet type arrangement they use for hoying the parcels over you neighbours fence?

    I’d be more impressed if the air cannon yeet’d the robot over the fence..

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    How do they protect themselves against vandalism? They’d all get thrown in the canal up here.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    I think they are fairly heavy. They are covered in cc tv. They report their position continuously and scream really loudly if tampered with.

    MK is hardly free of likely offenders but apparently they aren’t suffering significant losses. I love seeing the little guys

    Premier Icon jambourgie
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    Wut? No way. Pictures or no believe.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    How do they protect themselves against vandalism?

    Plasma rifles I believe:

    Bloody Bezos!

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    I was told by my local takeaway that they’d not had one incident of vandalism in 5 years

    At least one got caught in flooding tho

    Premier Icon redthunder
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    How fast do they go ?

    Premier Icon redthunder
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    Next size up PanzerI.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Cool, I didn’t know they had been rolled out (hahaha) over here.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    I thought they were just in MK, didn’t realise they’d been released elsewhere…

    Premier Icon andy5390
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    I think they are fairly heavy. They are covered in cc tv. They report their position continuously and scream really loudly if tampered with

    A couple of Go-Pros, and it sounds like a job I could do 😁

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
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    I can’t help but think with all the coming of the robots, modern tech finally catching up with sci-fi and all that, but they haven’t designed them well enough to cope with KERBS? That is bizarre. Same designer as the Daleks maybe.
    Why aren’t they more like this – https://www.unitree.com/products/go1/

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    How fast do they go ?

    Slow!

    They also struggle a bit at road crossings and can get thrown by cars parked on pavement etc

    I think at that point a remote handler must take over

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Why aren’t they more like this – https://www.unitree.com/products/go1/

    Range, cost, reliability and durability I would have thought

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Why aren’t they more like this – https://www.unitree.com/products/go1/

    Unclear what the point of that one actually is – just seems to follow you about?

    Premier Icon purple_moose
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    I’m not aware that any of the ones in MK have suffered theft or vandalism

    I think only certain parts of MK are covered by them, so they may not go to the less desirable areas

    Premier Icon easily
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    I’m not aware that any of the ones in MK have suffered theft or vandalism

    I rescued one last week. It has a branch jammed into it’s wheels and had been turned upside down. It said ‘Thank you’ when I set it the right way up, which made me smile.

    I’ve also been ‘attacked’ by one on my bike – I think it couldn’t see my wheels as the are so narrow, and it dodged into my path to avoid something else. No harm was done, but we need to put a stop to this sort of thing, it’s pretty much how Terminator starts.

    Premier Icon easily
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    Unclear what the point of that one actually is – just seems to follow you about?

    Like The Luggage from Discworld? That seems pretty cool.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    it’s pretty much how Terminator starts.

    I missed the bit the films, where they delivered Pizza….

    EDIT: On the same subject, they don’t look like they could fit a very big pizza inside them anyway? Maybe that’s why they started killing humans?

    Premier Icon desperatebicycle
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    Range, cost, reliability and durability I would have thought

    You understand “more like this” doesn’t mean exactly the same, yeah?

    Unclear what the point of that one actually is – just seems to follow you about?

    Like most toys, it’s for a laff innit.

    Premier Icon wordnumb
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    EDIT: On the same subject, they don’t look like they could fit a very big pizza inside them anyway? Maybe that’s why they started killing humans?

    I preferred the sequel, where the resistance started fitting humans inside deliverbots and they started killing pizzas.

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Range, cost, reliability and durability I would have thought
    You understand “more like this” doesn’t mean exactly the same, yeah?

    Yes I did understand

    I think it cost about £1 for a robot delivery

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Like a really useful Bigtrack.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    video of them in action

    No Plasma rifles?

    How dull.

    Although John Harris is pretty good as journos go!

    Premier Icon jambourgie
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    Is it April Fools day? I had no idea these things existed. What are they delivering? Parcels, post, takeaways? And to who? How do you know when it’s arrived/ How do you open it? Is it a single item delivery? If not, what’s to stop scrotes stealing all the other parcels?… so many questions.

    As another poster mentioned, they’d all be in the canal up here. With all the old lead rent-a-bikes.

    Premier Icon baddddad
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    Unclear what the point of that one actually is – just seems to follow you about?

    Black Mirror Dog

    Don’t be so sure

    Premier Icon maxtorque
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    I love our little 6 wheeled friends!

    I even have a little bit of wood batton left in the gutter to help them up the high kerb just to the right of my front door as otherwise they struggle a bit with some impressive wheel lifts and wheel spin.

    Occasionally i do get in a standoff with one on a junction in my electric car, when we just sit there in some sort of silent standoff, each waiting for the other to go first. Some how, it’s impossible to get annoyed by them, which these days is something of a result as most tech is ****** annoying 🙂

    Premier Icon Drac
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    @maxtorque I hope you play Ecstasy for Gold while sat there.

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