Bell and Howell, Durham, N.C., developed PackRobot, a dramatic advance in intelligent systems for consumer delivery and pickup of parcels and packages.

Designed for indoor or outdoor environments, PackRobot features an adjustable internal climate control, ideal for temperature-sensitive food and groceries.

PackRobot measures each parcel’s dimensions and uses a patented 3D lift system that dynamically configures a locker slot to optimally secure the parcel. Doing so results in capacity for three times more parcels than conventional smart lockers, as well as maximizing economic use of indoor or outdoor floor space. This patented innovation combines advanced Internet of Things (IoT) technologies with modern consumer-friendly, space-efficient ergonomic design and aesthetics to bring the convenience of smart lockers to new environments.

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