Drones and robots at the center of the shopping experience in Ontario’s ranch community – Daily Update
To help Ontario Mayor Paul Leon cut the ribbon on Friday July 9 at the New Haven Marketplace in Ontario Ranch, a high drone brought the scissors to him with the added help of a robot.
In partnership with Airspace Link, DroneUp and Brookfield Residential, the demonstration showcased Ontario as a ‘smart technology city’ – drones flying to make food and parcel deliveries and Gita, or personal robotic carts, depending on the model. shoppers at the new Stater Bros. carrying up to 40 pounds of groceries, all while shoppers glide on emission-free electric scooters.
The benefits of the new technology are convenience, as well as reduced traffic and smog-causing emissions, said Jimmy Chang, director of performance and innovation auditing for the city.
“It’s not limited to just one area,” Chang said. “The idea is to demonstrate it and then bring the technology to different pockets of the city.”
Walmart, grocery chains and 7-Eleven stores will soon be testing the high-tech magic on display on Friday, Chang said. Last year, the city invested $ 40,000 in aerial drone mapping and other high-tech services.