Fully autonomous delivery robot delivering in both indoor and outdoor environments
Ottonomy unveils Ottobot at CES 2022 in Las Vegas
At CES 2022, Ottonomy unveils Ottobots, a fleet of fully autonomous delivery robots for restaurant and retail industries for both indoor and outdoor environments. Ottonomy recently made announcements in partnership with CVG Airport and Presto launching autonomous delivery robots in North America.
"We are excited to unveil Ottobots at our first CES," says Ritukar Vijay, CEO of Ottonomy. "The pandemic has provided Ottobots a catalyst enabling a series of partnerships that allowed us to launch fully autonomous delivery for indoor deliveries, curbside deliveries and last-mile deliveries."
Ottobot is the world's first fully autonomous delivery robot at an airport, delivering retail and food items at CVG Airport, Cincinnati. Ottobot has also partnered with Los Angeles based Crave, for last-mile food delivery for its restaurant customers. In December 2021, Presto, a leading provider of restaurant automation technologies announced that their partner restaurant guests will be able to order using Presto's technology and have the food delivered via Ottonomy's robots. Currently, the technology is being evaluated for multiple use cases by one of the world's largest retailers.
Ottobot pilots started running during the pandemic in 2020. The initial robot deliveries gathered additional research to further develop the program and user experience as roll outs continue across the country over the year.
How Ottobot works
The Ottobots create a digital map of the serviceable area and localize within that map. Its live location gets updated on the map while they are navigating autonomously to deliver the orders. Ottonomy's proprietary contextual mobility navigation software enables Ottobot to navigate through crowded and unpredictable environments. Ottonomy provides a highly scalable and flexible solution, utilizing a comprehensive suite of tools for managing a fleet of robots deployed across different geographies.