During the global pandemic that has spread its wings for over a year now, conducting regular activities like buying groceries bring a fear of contracting the virus due to the close proximity to vendors and how certain individuals check the fruits and vegetables with their hands. With many companies and delivery partners connecting with local grocers to make home delivery a viable option, this company in Singapore has eliminated the via media – humans – to deliver their groceries. Wondering how?
They have deployed a pair of robots in order to facilitated deliveries in any part of the state. This technology has been driven by OTSAW Digital and named ‘Camello’. For a 1 year trial, it has been extended to more than 700 families.
How can you use the app?
In order to purchase daily grocery items like milk and eggs, you can place an order on the app and it will send you a notification as soon as the robots are close enough to your place. The delivery slot will be provided and you can also put in a pick-up point, like the entrance of your building or the lobby within.
What makes these robots so wonderful? They are equipped with a camera, 3D sensors, two compartments that help them carry items worth 40 kgs (20kg each). Each robot is capable of making 4 to 5 deliveries per day. On weekends, their duty is limited to half a day.
These robots also self-clean to maintain hygiene. After every trip, they use UV lights to disinfect themselves. Just to ensure that all deliveries are made on time without any goof-ups, the robots are accompanied by a fellow employee on every delivery. Soon, the company hopes to eliminate the need for a human employee with the robots.
What do you think of this invention?
Source: Hindustan Times