Hiroyuki Ushijima is driving Rakuten’s robot delivery ambitions

June 10, 2021
by Rakuten.today
Hiroyuki Ushijima is driving Rakuten’s robot delivery ambitions

On the streets of Japan, autonomous delivery robots are rapidly becoming a reality. After a trial late last year, Rakuten’s Drone UGV department ran a successful month-long robot delivery service in the spring of 2021. In a first for Japan, the ambitious project saw a four-wheeled self-driving vehicle deliver groceries directly to the doors of …