The emerging technology company published OTSAW Digital In Singapore, a pair of robots named Camello bring groceries to residents in a part of town.
Founded in 2015, OTSAW Digital focuses on developing robotics and artificial intelligence technologies for healthcare, security and mobility applications.
Robotics services were developed with the hope of capitalizing on the increased demand for home deliveries, and Camello robotics services were provided to 700 households in a one-year trial.
Users can reserve milk and egg delivery slots, and the app notifies them when the robot is about to reach the meeting point, which is usually the foyer of an apartment building.
The company has equipped the robots with 3D sensors, a camera and two compartments, each of which can carry up to 20 kilograms of food or ordered parcels over the Internet.
Camello robots make four or five shipments per day on weekdays and are on order for half a day on Saturdays.
(Ling Ting Ming), CEO of OTSAW Digital, said: The robots use ultraviolet rays to disinfect themselves after every trip.
He added: Everyone is looking forward to dealing with contactless and non-human devices, especially during this pandemic period.
Employees accompany the robots on their rounds to ensure no problems arise at this time.
One user of the service said: It may be especially beneficial for the elderly so that they do not have to carry goods home. But a passerby worried that the technology might cause too much trouble for some.
The launch of autonomous delivery robots comes a month after Singapore’s Information Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced that it is leading a year-long trial of autonomous robots providing on-demand delivery services.
“As e-commerce grows, consumers are accustomed to expecting food, products, and groceries to arrive at their homes in increasingly shorter timescales, and autonomous delivery robots can play an important role in augmenting the existing delivery infrastructure to enhance the consumer experience and increase productivity gains,” the authority said.