Partnership creates robot lockers for autonomous deliveries

  • February 13, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

Two Californian companies have combined their technologies to create robot lockers for last-kilometre deliveries.

Public locker network Harbor Lockers is working with autonomous delivery robotics company Ottonomy to create customised lockers-on-robots. The Ottobot Locker partnership for last-kilometre deliveries augments Harbor’s existing locker network for first and last-kilometre deliveries in the of San Francisco Bay Area.

“Harbor is focused on how lockers can innovate logistics and the future of customer experience with new services and applications,” said Tad Jenkins, general manager of Harbor Lockers. “This strategic partnership will be the first autonomous delivery partnership of its kind. We are excited to be at the forefront of innovation for contactless customer service while fulfilling our vision of creating the world’s largest public locker network.”

Ottonomy’s patented and award winning L4 robots have been customised for the development of Ottobot Locker to create streamlined services for end customers for pickup, drop-off and delivery. Ottobot Locker seamlessly runs on the Harbor Locker’s app ecosystem and brings a different dimension to fixed smart lockers.

The partnership is backed by investment from the venture arm of Assa Abloy, Locker One Ventures.

“Our autonomous robot technology is changing the way brands can meet growing customer demands,” said Ottonomy CEO Ritukar Vijay. “This partnership with Harbor Lockers is the first of its kind; Ottobot Lockers is a game changer in the industry which is not only focusing on quick commerce but drop, pickup and delivery to enable a variety of businesses.”

Harbor Lockers (, a division of Luxer One (, is a public locker network where businesses can deliver, store and pick up items. Businesses can access and use physical storage close to their customers, making logistics smoother and more efficient.

Ottonomy ( is an autonomous delivery robotics company building a hyperlocal delivery network of autonomous robots.