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September 3rd, 2015 at 11:45 am

Robotic unicycle drones could one day deliver packages to your door

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The Transwheel drone is a new type of robotic vehicle that could soon be carrying our packages and parcels to our doors, according to designers.

The Transwheel drone uses robotic arms to carry deliveries on single self-balancing wheel.

t would use GPS to navigate between locations and facial recognition software to confirm the identity of recipients.

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For larger items, the drones could also work together to share the load.

Kobi Shikar, an engineering and design student at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan, Israel, claims they could even replace the need for container lorries.

He said the robotic delivery service could replace the need for large delivery vehicles clogging up the roads but perhaps more usefully it may also remove the need to deliver items during working hours.

Instead the robots would be able to turn up with packages at times more convenient to homeowners.

Mr Shikar said: ‘The Transwheel concept reimagines 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. 

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Images and article via The Daily Mail

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