Back in 2017, Serve Robotics co-founder and CEO, Dr. Ali Kashani, saw a problem with how reliant we are on cars. Not only do we move large items, like dining tables with cars, but we also move small items, like our dinner deliveries with cars. This system isn’t just incredibly inefficient, but it creates emissions, traffic, and unnecessary accidents. But could this problem could be solved with a small, cute robot? To help reduce our reliance on cars, Ali created a fully-autonomous sidewalk bot that is used to deliver small items like our dinner deliveries. Serve’s goal is to take 5% of food deliveries off the road in the next five years. That would be about 100,000 vehicles just in the U.S.
The first wave of urban robots is here
The robot takeover is here — and it’s kinda cute.