Austin Transportation Department testing delivery bots on South Congress
This is an article about portfolio company, Refraction AI.
The testing comes after a city council resolution passed a few years ago asking City staff to explore robotic delivery models.
AUSTIN, Texas — Don't worry, robots are not invading South Congress Avenue – at least not yet!
On Monday, the Austin Transportation Department said crews were out testing a fleet of 10 personal delivery devices throughout the district and surrounding neighborhoods to assist with "last-mile deliveries."
The department said the three-wheeled devices are owned and operated by a private company called Refraction AI. This company launched a similar service in Michigan in 2019.