A major experiment is set to begin soon on the campus of the University of Arkansas that could determine how retailers use robots, also known as autonomous terrestrial drones, to make
deliveries. Beginning April 1, London-based Starship Enterprises will be turning heads on the rolling hills of the University of Arkansas campus as an important experiment gets
underway to gauge human interaction with autonomous land-based vehicles. Starship’s founders, the folks who created Skype, plan to operate the small, six-wheeled vehicles for
the first time in the U.S. in hopes of demonstrating how the vehicle can revolutionize last mile deliveries. The vehicle travels at a maximum speed of four miles per hour and is capable of
transporting two to three bags of groceries via sidewalks within a four mile radius for as little as $1, according to the company.
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