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How will grocery and meal delivery look in an autonomous world?
engineering user experience automation logistics food futurism
$1,600
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55 months ago
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Imagine a world where fulfillment centers use robots to locate and retrieve orders, the cars that bring the products to your home drive themselves, and another bot carries your purchase to your doorstep. This world is not that far away. As technology advances, our ability to delegate tasks to machines advances with it. This possibility impacts almost every business and sector.

One area that could be revolutionized through automation is grocery and meal delivery. Currently, whether you receive Prime Now groceries, prepared meals, or semi-prepared meals from Amazon, a meal from Blue Apron, or a large pizza from your local Domino's, a person is driving that food to you and walking it from the vehicle to your doorstep. The potential uses for a more automated delivery process are wide ranging, and we want your help predicting them.

Deliverables

Tell us how a more automated food delivery process would benefit consumers and businesses 5 to 10 years from now. Specifically, answer the following questions:

  1. How do you see this kind of service impacting your lifestyle? Provide your personal perspective, which details about your wants and needs.
  2. What is a creative way this kind of automation could be used to provide value for consumers? Consider everything from ordering to notification, delivery, and more. Explain how this will improve the lives of consumers, and which types of consumers it will or won't appeal to. 
  3. What is a creative way this kind of automation could provide value for businesses? Include a business plan!
  4. What is the biggest problem you could see being common with this kind of delivery? As you identify potential problems, also think about which competitors you foresee entering this space.

Helpful tips:
• Your response should focus on making this kind of delivery more efficient, fresher, exciting, or something similarly valuable for the consumer. 
• The service does not need to be fully automated. Take into consideration the consumer’s feelings about automation and their interactions with it at different levels. 


    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Clarity
Reward Tiers
Top 10%
will share $1,000
Next 15%
will share $400
Next 25%
will share $200
Actual individual rewards will be based on the total number of eligible solutions.
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