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Ottonomy is working to create a network of autonomous delivery robots on a global scale
January 11, 2024
The fully autonomous robots have been traveling on public sidewalks in the U.S. and Europe delivering various products to consumers since last year.
Ottonomy is working to create a network of autonomous delivery robots.
At the end of Vijay’s presentation, an Ottonomy delivery robot that can pour draft beer arrived (just as a demonstration and not to provide beer to the audience).
The delivery robots can carry up to 250 pounds and are connected using Verizon’s network, according to Vijay.
“We are trying to build a network of these autonomous delivery robots, which collect a lot of information, which can be helpful in a lot of upcoming aspects for the betterment of life,” said Vijay.
“What we’re trying to do here is not a single delivery robot, but basically a collection of different types of robotic engines, which are pretty much the same robots, but doing deliveries in different use cases.”
A unique feature of the Ottonomy robots is they can carry multiple products, all in separate compartments. As a result, there could be several stops on the path of a delivery robot rather than a one-to-one transaction, as some others currently do.
One potential future use case Vijay mentioned is peer-to-peer deliveries, where someone can use the robot delivery network to send something to a friend or colleague without making a personal trip.
The opportunity and challenge is growing the robotic delivery network to scale.
Read more about:CES 2024
Editorial Director AI & IoT
Chuck Martin, a New York Times Business Bestselling author, futurist and columnist, is Editorial Director at Informa Tech, home of AI Business, IoT World Today and Enter Quantum. Martin has been a leader in emerging digital technologies for more than two decades. He is considered one of the foremost emerging technology experts in the world and his latest book is titled "Flying Vehicles" (The Emergence of Personal Air Travel, Flying Cars, and Air Taxis). He also is the author of "Digital Transformation 3.0" (The New Business-to-Consumer Connections of The Internet of Things). He hosts a worldwide podcast titled “The Voices of the Internet of Things with Chuck Martin,” where he converses with top executives from the companies driving the adoption of emerging technology.
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