Aersys Inc. is an early-stage tech startup that is building robotic parcel management solutions and micro-fulfillment centers to enable commercial-scale automated drone and rover delivery. Learn more at aersys.io.
Today, drone and rover delivery are on the cusp of becoming mainstream. Only a few weeks ago, UPS Flight Forward became the first company to receive permission to fly delivery drones commercially in the United States, and the first deliveries have already happened. Meanwhile, several companies have launched sidewalk rovers and there have been over 100k successful rover deliveries to date. These vehicles have the potential to reduce costs and delivery times for food, parcels, medical items, and more.
As these cutting-edge methods of delivery are rolled out, there's a huge logistical problem that must be addressed. While drones are fast and inexpensive, they are also dangerous and noisy. And while rovers are safe and quiet, they are not all that fast. A delivery network that captures the best of both worlds is one that utilizes both drones and rovers when making a delivery, as well as traditional methods like sprinter vans and bicycle couriers.
At Aersys, we are making that possible using the AerNode - an automated micro-fulfillment center and parcel delivery terminal that can be as small as a car parking space or as large as a building. AerNodes are vehicle-agnostic, which means they can transfer and store packages from drones, rovers, and other vehicles operated by any delivery company.
For retailers like Walmart and Home Depot, the AerNode can be a roadside pickup kiosk for their online orders. For universities like Rutgers and UC Berkeley, the AerNode is a place students can pick up their packages. The biggest selling point: when delivery drones and rovers become available in an area, our customers are the first to integrate and the first to benefit.
We won't stop there. Our mission is to install AerNodes in suburban and urban areas - on sidewalks, near shopping centers, outside residential buildings, on terraces - and partner with leading delivery companies and delivery startups to create the future of delivery and package management.
Learn more at www.aersys.io.