Snapdeal to deliver using robots


E-commerce marketplace Snapdeal and autonomous mobility startup Ottonomy IO have successfully conducted tested last-mile delivery using robots. The orders placed by users were delivered in the last mile by a robot with the package sanitised on the way.

Ottonomy IO has developed delivery robots for autonomous last-mile and local deliveries. The robots can run along sidewalks and local streets autonomously to deliver orders to nearby homes. It uses AI algorithms to navigate crowded areas. These robots use machine learning, fuse data from 3D Lidar and cameras to have an understanding of the external world.

Once the delivery robot arrives at the doorstep, the customer receives an alert. Through a unique QR code sent to the user, the hold area of the robot can be unlocked and the customer can retrieve their order. Since the delivery robots can carry multiple orders at a time, the QR code used by the customer only unlocks the specific package hold area that contains the order placed by the user.
Programmed with the layout of the delivery areas, the robots navigate to reach the consumer. (Source : Economic Times)

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