Apr 14, 2022|

JD.com Sent 100+ Robots to Shanghai for Last-Mile Delivery


by Yuchuan Wang

Over 100 autonomous delivery vehicles were sent to Shanghai from JD’s autonomous driving research bases in Beijing and Shanghai this week. These robots will be used for last-mile delivery of customer orders and PPE to mobile cabin hospitals, lockdown communities, delivery stations and more.

About 50 indoor delivery robots developed by JD Logistics will also be transported to Shanghai to support the delivery of meals and nucleic acid test samples in the mobile cabin hospitals.

With AI technology and multiple sensors, the robots can recognize and avoid obstacles, plan its route to the destination automatically and drive on public roads without human interaction. They can also be monitored and taken over remotely, so that even the local volunteers who have never used the robots can operate them after simple trainings.

The robots sent to Shanghai can load up to 200 kilograms of goods and drive 100 kilometers per charge.

Previously, the company announced that it would provide 16 million items of daily necessities to Shanghai residents, including rice, flour and cooking oil that can secure one-month supply for local customers. Additionally, more than 2,000 JD couriers have been called to travel to Shanghai to support local supply.

JD.com debuted its first autonomous delivery vehicle in 2016 and revealed the Level-4 autonomous driving robot in 2019, becoming the world’s first company to put such products on public roads without human interaction.