Nuro, the self-governing car startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, is utilizing its small fleet of road-legal shipment robots to transfer medical supplies around two California arenas that have been converted into treatment centers for individuals stricken with COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic has actually forced self-driving cars and truck companies in California to momentarily shutdown their operations and ground their fleets, thanks to “shelter-in-place” orders that ban nonessential transportation. Nuro realized it could still play a function in delivering goods for health care workers by using its R2 model vehicles. These light-weight electrical automobiles are built from the ground up to be completely driverless and, with minor modifications, could also provide contactless shipment, stated Dave Ferguson, co-founder and president of Nuro.
By supplying “genuinely contactless shipment of goods” Nuro can help provide essential products to frontline health care employees who are fighting the virus.
Nuro’s robots are ferrying food, individual protective devices (PPE), clean linens, and other supplies to employees at 2 centers in California: the Occasion Center in San Mateo and the Sleep Train Arena, which is usually home to the Sacramento Kings. Both facilities have been transformed into field hospitals to deal with the overflow of clients who have actually contracted COVID-19