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Alibaba promotes delivery by robots

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Alibaba Group sees delivery robots as a fast, reliable, and affordable solution to

meet the growing demand for online shopping across China, the world’s largest consumer market.

Imagine a robot going to your apartment, knocking on your door and delivering the

package you ordered an hour ago: That is the future of Chinese e-commerce.

According to Alizila , to achieve the set goal, Alibaba deployed 1,000 delivery robots

on university campuses and residential areas in China. These robots are named

“Xiaomanlv”, which means “little donkey” in Mandarin. They can hold 50 packages

at a time and deliver up to 500 packages within 1 day, traveling 100 km on a single charge.

The robots pick up the parcel at the local courier service pick-up point, then travel to the customer’s residence. They run on sidewalks and on bike lanes. However, they are not yet able to walk up the stairs.

In the future, robots can replace specialized forklifts in warehouses and factories, help treat medical waste in hospitals, and transport passengers’ luggage at airports.

The robots will gradually learn to navigate and avoid obstacles on small streets and dead ends.

They mainly serve residential areas and university campuses at the present time. Based on the analysis of data collected during testing, Damo Academy will improve the robots to bring them to public roads soon.

Last-mile delivery has always been a sore point for e-commerce. The last leg in the delivery journey from the manufacturer to the consumer often makes it difficult for shippers. They can get lost when looking for delivery addresses in apartments or large residential areas.

Alibaba robot can deliver goods without being deflected or stopped midway.

Alibaba’s algorithm maps out the fastest path for the robot to reach the customer’s doorstep.

The robot avoids collisions by predicting the movements of passersby and other vehicles 5 – 10 seconds in advance. During the test runs, Xiaomanlv’s autopilot algorithm was able to operate smoothly in about 99.99% of cases, without human intervention. For industry experts, on an automation scale of 0 to 5, Alibaba ‘s delivery robots are at 4.

Level 5 is the highest level of automation, something that today’s automated vehicles have not achieved. When reaching this level, robots and self-driving cars can safely navigate on busy traffic roads.

Level 4 is enough to solve the e-commerce conundrum.

The robot’s positioning technology helps them operate in places where

GPS signal is weak or no GPS, making it possible for robots to transport goods in suburban areas.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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