Amid COVID-19, Snapdeal tests LMD with Ottonomy IO’s Robots
As per reports, Snapdeal is testing last-mile contactless delivery using robots to reduce labour costs, amid the raging coronavirus pandemic. The online retailer and mobility startup Ottonomy IO LLC have successfully tested the autonomous delivery rovers, which are the size of a small cooler on wheels, rolling along sidewalks and streets in Delhi-National Capital Region, according to the reports.
According to the company, robot is equipped with a map and the package is sanitised on its way. While testing, the delivery robots were stationed at the entrance of residential societies, wherein the delivery agent scanned a QR code and placed the package inside. E-commerce companies have already been using robots to move inventory in their vast network of warehouses.
Automation and robotics is going to gain traction in the COVID times to enable a seamless supply chain. With innovative technology and delivery robots, contactless and seamless delivery can be achieved without compromising safety in adversities such as coronavirus pandemic.