UrbANT prototype with parcel station setup presented for the first time during LogiMAT fair

During the logistics and SME trade fair LogiMAT, which took place at the beginning of June, the UrbANT consortium presented the first of the three final robot prototypes in combination with the parcel station to interested visitors for the first time. In many exciting talks, ika, BE-Power and MOKI Robotics explained the motivation and concept for the research project to the international audience.

Parcours study

In a recent study, ika and Institut für Unternehmenskybernetik e. V. investigated how participants navigate together with UrbANT through a course in order to better understand how potential users solve possible challenges on the sidewalk with UrbANT.

Field Study Conducted to Investigate Typical Interactions with Pedestrians

What happens, if autonomously driving delivery robots are driving at the footpath? How do pedestrians react? In Autumn and Winter 2021/22 the Chair Individual and Technology (iTec) conducted a study to investigate typical interactions between pedestrians an autonomously driving delivery robots.

Localization and path planning in urban space

Localizing a robot in an urban environment is not as trivial as might be assumed. Everyone carries their GPS-enabled smartphone in their pocket every day and can be conveniently navigated from A to B. When used in urban areas, the GPS signal is reflected by the surrounding buildings.

The parcel station is set up

As one of the three top parts of UrbANT, the parcel station enables the delivery and collection of parcels to one's own front door or to the office. In order to realise its functionalities, the ika has developed a concept for the top part and detailed it in the past months.