Community interface of gated communities as a docking space for future unmanned distribution

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Yanni Cai

Abstract: The research aims to integrate the system of unmanned logistics with community design to help communities cope with major public health crises. Through literature research and field investigation, it is found that the lack of community docking space and personnel is an important reason why unmanned logistics cannot be applied on a large scale at present. The study also observed that the last-mile delivery during the epidemic was physically hindered by the walled boundary of gated communities in China, which also made this type of space become a temporary transit place. It has the potential to become the touchpoint to integrate unmanned distribution and community space. This research uses the interface of the community as the transition medium for future unmanned distribution with the modular docking device attached to it. After the epidemic, such space can also be expanded into a diversified space with community social and entertainment attributes. Through the socialized development of logistics infrastructure, it can establish an interface-based logistics cooperation network to utilize the labor force active near the interface space and help the node connection of unmanned vehicles. In conclusion, this research can realize the diversification and socialization of unmanned logistics in the future, integrate distribution facilities into the community design through community interface, and promote the resilient development of community logistics to respond to the public health crisis.

Keywords: gated community, Interface, Unmanned distribution, Public health crisis

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003756

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