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Snapdeal tests last-mile delivery using Ottonomy IO’s robots

Snapdeal is testing last-mile contactless delivery using robots to reduce labour costs, even as people look at ways to avoid contagion during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The online retailer and mobility startup Ottonomy IO LLC have successfully tested the autonomous delivery rovers—the size of a small cooler on wheels, rolling along sidewalks and streets—in Delhi-National Capital Region, according toa statement by Snapdeal. The company said the robot is equipped with a map and the package is sanitised on its way. “The delivery robots were stationed at the entrance of residential societies, wherein the delivery agent scanned a QR code and placed the package inside.”

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