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Ottonomy unveils autonomous delivery robot at CES
- January 10, 2023
- Steve Rogerson
At last week’s CES in Las Vegas, Ottonomy.IO unveiled Ottobot Yeti, a fully autonomous unattended delivery robot for kerbside, first and last kilometre deliveries, locker integration, and automating the return process for retailers.
New York-based Ottonomy is focused on innovating and paving the way for efficient and sustainable delivery logistics. With its global pilots throughout 2022, it demonstrated autonomous deliveries across a range of terrain and in varying inclement weather conditions, to provide sustainable options for automating deliveries for multiple use cases at scale.
“During the validation processes we ran pilots with airports, retailers and postal services which gave us the deep insights we needed on the most effective use cases and scalability,” said Ritukar Vijay, CEO of Ottonomy. “With our strategic partnerships, we are in the prime position to fill the gap that companies like Amazon and Fedex were not able to. As demand and the use cases for autonomous unassisted delivery continue to grow, we are positioned to provide robots-as-a-service for restaurants, retailers and beyond.”
Launching its robot-as-a-service business model, Ottonomy was able to catalyse rapid adoption of autonomous delivery technology proving that fully autonomous delivery is efficient, scalable and sustainable.
In 2022, Ottonomy deployed autonomous delivery robots in Cincinnati, Rome Fiumicino International Airport and Pittsburgh. In addition, the robots are used by Posten Norge in Oslo, Norway, as well as Goggo in Madrid, Spain, for automating first and last-kilometre deliveries. It is also working with partners in Canada and Saudi Arabia with more launches scheduled for 2023 in the USA, Europe and Asia.
The Ottobot 2.0 was introduced in Q3 2022 as the first fully customisable and modular robot featuring interchangeable cabins and specialisations based on the needs of retail, restaurants and kerbside deliveries. Designed with accessibility and directional mobility in mind, it uses the company’s proprietary contextual mobility navigation to navigate autonomously through crowded and unpredictable environments.
Ottonomy is a deep tech start-up, developing autonomous delivery robots to help navigate businesses with staffing shortages for retail and restaurant industries. The company is backed by Pi Ventures, Connetic Ventures and Branded Hospitality Ventures.