Book Bot is a book pick-up device that will allow residents in a test area to return library books and other library materials to the Mountain View Public Library from their home once a week.
Book Bot is one of several applications of Personal Delivery Devices developed as part of a project within Google’s Area 120 workshop for experimental ideas. This project is part of the City of Mountain View's pilot program to allow the use of Personal Delivery Devices which was approved by the Mountain View City Council on February 27, 2018.
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.. The device will be equipped with headlights to operate after sunset. Book Bot will not operate during rain, hail or similar conditions.
Go to https://bookbot.area120.com/. No login is required. Library card account information is not needed to schedule a pickup. Library patrons can drop books and other library materials into the chute on the rear side of the device. The capacity is 5-10 items, depending on the size of the items.
Old Mountain View Neighborhood - Bounded by West Evelyn Avenue to the north, Calderon Avenue to the west, El Camino Real to the south and Shoreline Boulevard to the east.
Google’s Area 120 staff are continuously refining the design of Book Bot and experimenting with different concepts. The images on this page are the two types of robots they are currently working on.