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LOGISMILE: Last mile logistics for autonomous goods delivery


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The amount of goods to be delivered in metropolitan areas will increase dramatically in the next few years. Deliveries are more frequent and fragmented, especially because of a skyrocketing use of e-commerce. Todays logistics operations in city centres lead to very negative effects: increase in traffic congestion; safety problems for pedestrians, bikers and deliverers; air and noise pollution. To tackle these challenges, the LogiSmile partners will demonstrate in pilot cities a fully autonomous delivery system consisting of an autonomous hub vehicle that works in cooperation with smaller autonomous delivery devices. To control the robots and remotely coordinate the fleet operations, a back-end control centre will be piloted too. The robots and remote back-end control centre will be tested in different urban environments. This autonomous delivery system will reduce delivery costs, parking problems, emissions and congestion. It will ensure flexible, rapid, and convenient deliveries.

CARNET-UPC Technology Center (Coordinator)
Altran Technologies
- Altran Spain
City of Hamburg
- ITS Hamburg
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF)
TomTom NV
- TomTom LTG
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Barcelona Metropolitan Area
Dkv Debreceni Közlekedési Zrt
Spanish Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT)
Otostolik Sp. Z O.O.
Ayuntamiento De Esplugues De Llobregat

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  • A.M. Puig-Pey, J.L. Zamora, B. Amante, J. Moreno, A. Garrell Zulueta, A. Grau, Y. Bolea, A. Santamaria-Navarro and A. Sanfeliu. Human acceptance in the human-robot interaction scenario for last-mile goods delivery, 2023 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Its Social Impacts, 2023, Berlin, Germany, pp. 33-39.

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