The First Last Mile Self-Driving Delivery Robot in Singapore & Malaysia
TARS - The Self Driving Delivery Robot
Our autonomous robots are built to solve the last mile delivery problem. We are the first outdoor autonomous robotics startup in Southeast Asia and also the first in the world to provide a fully autonomous last mile delivery solution combining safe-drop and robots. We consider ourselves “ first mover in ASEAN deep tech development”.
TARS robot travels up to 40km from a single charge with a normal payload of 20-25kg.
GOAL: Reducing The Delivery Cost to $1
Chances are that robots will assist and help in the next following years on boring repetitive delivery tasks. They are replacing humans and vehicles that may be doing those last one or two miles with autonomous robots. Our final goal is to reduce the delivery fee to $1.
Working 24/7 ? TARS won't be complaining.
Robots can be arranged by an intelligent systems with written algorithms which can effectively deploy the nearest robot to deliver anytime and the robot will unload into the secured safe box no matter how late the consumers come back, they will still get the delivery.
FEATURES OF TARS
TARS will follow traffic rules and have more accurate delivery time without affected by any weather conditions. Curbside delivery saw a major uptick in recent years. It can bring items from the malls to the parking lots or from outside merchants to inside. It’s designed to work seamlessly for indoor and outdoor environment enable retailers and restaurants to deliver products more cost-effective and sustainable. Merchants can leverage their physical store networks to provide a competitive advantage compared to current delivery mode.
TARS navigates the sidewalks, pathways or any dedicated roads to deliver the items from restaurants and stores to doorsteps. With a customizable large compartment design, TARS can deliver more items per trip which is a significant advantage. TARS also delivers anytime of the day and navigate complex crowded areas for urban and suburbs under different weather conditions.
With TARS’ self-driving capabilities, it can provide deliveries in dynamic and time sensitive areas. TARS is able to conduct deliveries outdoors and indoors due to its contextual mobility navigation and sensory systems. Both LiDAR and camera systems to adopt the real world environment.
No matter where TARS’ go, they are always traceable and maintainable based on the fleet management design. The systems also include online ordering and tracking for end users.
To solve the entire last mile delivery issue, only the robots may not be able to automate the entire process. TARS can connect to the parcel lockers for automatic loading with self docking feature.
Not only that, TARS can also provide fast wireless charging to complete the charging process within 2 hours to increase the efficiency of robotic fleet.
HOW DOES TARS WORK?
1. The user places their desired order in their mobile devices
2. TARS proceeds to receive the order for delivery
3. TARS then proceeds autonomously for delivery
4. The user is notified via their mobile devices upon arrival of TARS
5. The user is then required to scan the QR code via TARS's rear cameras to access the storage
6. Users update their order delivery status upon successful delivery via TARS
3D 16- Channel LiDAR
Waterproof Sonar Sensors
GPS + IMU
With our LiDAR as the main sensor, it will be able to provide L3 autonomous driving and obstacles avoidance abilities after mapping the environment for delivery coverage and it’s customized and updated for commercialized delivery robots in outdoor scenarios from day to night. The stereo camera on TARS will be able to triangulate the distance between TARS and obstacles/human to avoid collision.
GPS allows TARS to locate itself in a global map and with the help of IMU, TARS will be able to locate when the GPS signal is weak. The LiDAR point cloud matching algorithm also works with GPS and IMU to provide a more accurate position within the map while autonomous navigation mode is on.
Sonar sensors can detect the dead range of the LiDAR and stereo camera to provide the estimated distance value in shorter range to avoid collision as well.
Rear Tail Lamps
Will be powered on during night hours for vehicles or people behind to notify the existing of TARS robot along with LED light pole.
LED Indicators & Rear Turn Signals
Low latency live streaming video to capture unusual activities during the process of delivery to prevent thefts, vandalism and take control quickly in tele operation mode This will also be used for autodocking wireless charging or automatic loading.
Sonar Sensors & Alarm
High-pitched sound alarm to alert people around and send the signal to control center when sonar sensors detected TARS is being lifted.
LEDs will blink, ON and OFF to display the status of turning signals on TARS to inform people around.