Singapore-based technology company OTSAW Digital has deployed a pair of robots, named ‘Camello’ for home deliveries of groceries in one part of the city state. In their one-year trial, the two robots have offered their services to nearly 700 households in Singapore.
Users can book delivery slots for groceries, and an app notifies them when the robot is about to reach a pick-up point – usually the lobby of an apartment building. Also Read: Microsoft mitigates outage with Microsoft 365 services and features
The robots, which are equipped with 3D sensors, a camera and two compartments each able to carry up to 20 kg (44 lb) of food or parcels ordered online, make four or five deliveries per day on weekdays and are on call for half day on Saturday.
They use ultraviolet light to disinfect themselves after every trip, OTSAW Digital’s chief executive, Ling Ting Ming told Reuters. During this trial period, staff accompany the robots on their rounds to ensure no problems arise, the Reuters reported. Also Read: Trump supporter and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell launches social media platform “Frank” to promote free speech