Robot manufacturer Ottonomy.IO has revealed its latest product, Ottobot Yeti, which it claims is the first autonomous delivery robot capable of unattended deliveries.
According to its developer, Ottobot Yeti enables completely unmanned deliveries.
Autonomous delivery robots can provide restaurants, retailers, e-commerce and logistics companies with an efficient and scalable delivery solution, with Ottonomy.IO developing a Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) offering to enhance efficiency and address gaps the supply chain for last-mile delivery.
Ottobot Yeti, the latest generation model of Ottobot, includes an automated sliding delivery hatch that opens to deliver items without human assistance.
“Over a short period of time we were able to convert feedback from multiple pilots to develop an enhanced model of the Ottobot which will facilitate improved accessibility and efficiency for robotic deliveries,” said Ritukar Vijay, CEO and co-founder of Ottonomy.IO.
“This is especially critical for retail and ecommerce industries where there is an urgent need for the option of a completely unmanned delivery process.
“This also opens the door to facilitate ecommerce returns.”
What’s more, the company claims the Ottobot is the only autonomous robot capable of making multiple deliveries in a single trip.
Its four-drive wheel and four-steering wheel design was developed to enable a zero radius turn and crab movement, which the bots uses to navigate tight and crowded spaces.