Ilmenau mit Blick nach Norden zum Industriepark Vogelherd, zu den Gewerbegebieten Auf dem Steine, Am Eichicht und Werner-von-Siemens-Straße sowie zur TU Ilmenau
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Shopping and delivery robot "Whizzy": 5G-based logistics system for the retail sector

How can stationary retail trade in rural areas be strengthened in order to hold its own against large online delivery services? This question is currently being addressed by researchers at the Process Optimization Group at TU Ilmenau.

As part of the myLOG - MOL project, they are working with partners to develop a delivery system with autonomous transport vehicles that is based on the optimal use of state-of-the-art 5G technologies and makes it possible to deliver goods significantly faster and cheaper than with conventional delivery services.

The shopping and delivery robot "Whizzy" is to deliver goods from local retailers to customers in Strausberg as early as 2024. It has already been presented to the public.