Nexpad

The Concept

The Nexpad (Next Parcel Delivery) is a robotic system designed to receive and deliver packages by drones. The Nexpad system is fixed to a building such as a condo or commercial tower block and is able to receive deliveries and send it to mailrooms or reception area via a slide elevator system.

This fully automated delivery system would be engineered to be retrofitted into existing city towers, thereby reducing the number of delivery trucks on our crowded streets and speeding up the economy.

The Context  

When consumers buy a product online, they ideally want it to be delivered rapidly. The advancement of drone technology for a solution to the growing customer needs has inspired companies such as Amazon to develop drone delivery services. However, safe delivery and receipt of packages once they have been delivered is a growing concern. The Nexpad will offer a solution to this problem.

How It Works

The Nexpad is located on a drone-accessible area such as a rooftop and affixed to an area that will not affect the residence view. A drone will deliver the package onto the landing pad of the Nexpad and once the drone has moved a safe distance away the sliding door will open and the package will be transported onto an elevator shaft system.

The elevator itself will have many slots so that a number of packages can be retrieved in quick succession without causing congestion. The elevator will transport the package to a safe place such as mail room or lobby or even to the designated floor if the correct sorting software has been installed. The Nexpad has a tubular aluminum structure which is in keeping with a stylish and modern style.

What Is It Used For?

The Nexpad will reduce traffic congestion in large cities as lorries will not be needed to drive packages to the consumer’s destination. It provides a safe method to receive packages as they can be specifically delivered to a secure area that can only be accessed by the recipients.

The Designer

The images of the Nexpad were produced by Ashish Thulkar, an Industrial Designer from Bangalore, India. Ashish graduated with a master’s degree in design from the Indian Institute of Science in 2014. He currently works as a freelance vehicle designer in Mumbai, India. Ashish also designed the Drone Tower concept in Sept 2016 for Imaginactive.