Surface robots, also known as Micro Utility Devices (MUDs), represent potential for clean emissions and cost reductions in “last mile” services. These technologies use sensors, LIDAR, and artificial intelligence to distinguish objects in their path. While still in early developmental stages, pilot projects involving MUDs are currently being deployed in suburban areas on roads or sidewalks to deliver goods.
Artificial intelligence will enable MUDs to operate in the future with greater autonomy, providing delivery and other services to a variety of communities.
The Institute on Governance‘s newly released report, Surface Robotics, studied the use of Micro Utility Devices (MUDs) in Canada, the technologies underpinning them, their potential for market growth, and remaining challenges.
On Sept. 7 at 12 p.m. EDT, hear IOG discuss the report’s findings, including areas of application for the technology and its economic and social impacts. This presentation will be conducted in partnership with Global Advantage Consulting Group (GACG).
Robert Crawhall, Strategic Advisor to GACG and Executive Director of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), will draw on several studies that GACG has completed on artificial intelligence innovation ecosystems studies to present perspectives on AI and the mobility sector in Canada and globally. The presentation will touch on investment, skills, research, and the role of policy in this rapidly evolving sector.