Fujitsu, with Yokohama National University and the University of Electro-Communications, has developed an Office Delivery Robot that can carry up to 20kg (44 lbs) and uses stereo vision, a laser range finder, and UWB (Ultra-wideband) TWR-TOA (two way ranging-time of arrival) for SLAM that is accurate to within 10cm (4″). The table top is a touch screen that allows users to access information and communicate with colleagues around the office.
Fujitsu built the robot specifically to deliver up to 500 copies, or confection items like beverages, as part of NEDO‘s (New Energy & Development Organization) initiative in the field of service and transportation robots. Like Toshiba’s autonomous Shopping Cart and Guide Robots, Fujistu’s robot did not pass to the next phase of funding, and Fujitsu has no plans to commercialize the robot. However, Fujitsu has a history with service robots (such as ENON), so who knows?