Ottonomy.IO teams with Posten Norge on autonomous first mile delivery

Ottonomy has announced a collaboration with Posten Norge and Holo which will see trials involving first mile delivery automation.

Posten Norge will be leveraging Ottonomy’s Ottobots for first mile pick-ups, receiving and delivering goods for the digital marketplace AMOI from the Aker Brygge metropolitan area in Oslo.

“Autonomous robots have previously been tested by other companies with the focus entirely on final delivery to the customer,” says Sven Richard Tønnessen from Posten’s Department of Emerging Technology.

“We want to evaluate how robots can become part of Posten’s future logistics solutions. This project, which utilises both humans and robots, offers many new opportunities for increasing efficiency and productivity for our organisation.”

The first mile has been a pain point for organisations in metropolitan areas.

It involves moving products from the manufacturer or retailer’s warehouse to a central holding centre. From this location, a carrier, shipping company, or logistics partners pick up the products and take it to the next leg in the destination.

“We will continue to utilise our existing pool of human couriers for delivering goods to the customers, while the robot takes care of the intra-logistics part of the supply chain,” says Kenneth Tjønndal Pettersen of Posten Norge.

“The logistics with delivery vans at Aker Brygge is extremely demanding in terms of parking and time consuming. Together with our partners, we want to test the various applications for autonomous technology, which can enable simpler logistics and reduced noise in the cityscape.”

Source: Retail Technology Innovation Hub

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