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Griffin Kao, Jessica Hong, Michael Perusse and Weizhen ShengTurning Silicon into Goldhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5629-9_12

12. The Last Mile Problem

The Biggest Thorn in Amazon’s Side
Griffin Kao, Jessica Hong2, Michael Perusse3 and Weizhen Sheng4
(1)
Wynnewood, PA, USA
(2)
Edina, MN, USA
(3)
Cambridge, MA, USA
(4)
Markham, ON, Canada
 
Slow and steady, the box-shaped vehicle chugs along on a well-paved sidewalk, passing well-manicured suburban homes, one after the other. It’s the size of a large dog and doesn’t look like it could fit any normal-sized human, but on six rugged wheels, it looks determined to overcome any obstacles that could get in its way. At the same time, the baby ...

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