Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

The postal creed dates back to Ancient Greece and perhaps foretells the next chapter of ecommerce as Refraction AI robots take to the snowy streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan to pilot their online food delivery service. 

As their robot navigates dense urban passages to get grandma her hot bowl of soup, Refraction’s founders, Matthew Johnson-Roberson and Ram Vasudevan, cheer it on through their teleoperated control room, keeping their eyes on the prize of solving the logistics problem of the soon-to-be $200 billion online food delivery market.

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