Emerging Tech Brew: Autonomous Vehicles, Robotic Arms, and More at FedEx

Emerging Tech Brew: Autonomous Vehicles, Robotic Arms, and More at FedEx

11.20.20

Emerging Tech Brew – Online shopping to fill the void? You’re not alone: The average consumer spent $254 on impulse buys in the past month.

And since there are only a handful of companies responsible for getting yet another pair of sweatpants from your phone screen to your door, the pressure is on ahead of what’s projected to be one of the largest-ever holiday shopping seasons.

Vecna Robotics’ Autonomous Tugger

On Thursday, FedEx detailed its tech game plan for getting through it.

Autonomous vehicles: FedEx Ground is testing out autonomous vehicles to help move trailers from loading docks. FedEx told us it’s also invested in ~5x more of Vecna Robotics’s autonomous “tuggers,” which use sensors to navigate and move bulky packages between loading spots.

Looking ahead: If you thought we were already in an industrial robotics boom…just wait.

See more of FedEx’s plan through Hayden Fields’ full article here.