Snapdeal, Ottonomy IO turn to robots to make last-mile deliveries to customers

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Autonomous delivery robots are equipped with ultraviolet lighting to disinfect the packet while navigating to the delivery location. At a time when Amazon and Walmart are opting for drones to make package deliveries, homegrown e-commerce firm Snapdeal has turned to robots to make last-mile deliveries to customers to ensure contactless deliveries. In collaboration with autonomous mobility start-up Ottonomy IO, Snapdeal has successfully tested last-mile delivery using robots in select locations of Delhi-NCR.The delivery robots were stationed at the entrance of residential societies, wherein the delivery agent scanned a QR code and placed the package inside. Equipped with the society’s map, the robot navigated to reach the consumer, Snapdeal said in a statement.Related News“The orders placed by users were delivered in the last mile by a robot with the package sanitised on the way. The contactless delivery of a sanitised packet is an initiative by the firms to make e-commerce deliveries safer for its users,” it added.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 specialised artificial intelligence algorithms to navigate crowded areas. These robots …

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