SINGAPORE (10 June 2021) – OTSAW, Singapore’s leading robotics company and global pioneer in advanced robotics technologies and next-generation artificial intelligence for healthcare, security delivery and mobility has partnered with foodpanda to advance the progress of driverless deliveries.
foodpanda’s use of the Camello autonomous delivery robot for deliveries is parallel with OTSAW’s journey to provide wider strategy to leverage innovative technologies to progress towards a contactless, sustainable, and more efficient ecosystem of on-demand delivery services in Singapore. The launch of this pilot project is also timed to meet the increasing demand for safer delivery following the pandemic.
The Camello autonomous robot is intended to provide additional support to riders by completing last-mile deliveries, especially in accessing difficult locations, and to ease strains on riders during peak hours or bad weather conditions. Camello is also the first autonomous robot to have passed Land Transport Authority (LTA)’s safety assessment for the supervised use of autonomous vehicles on public paths.
This August, foodpanda is recruiting Camello to join its fleet to deliver food, groceries, and more from Punggol Oasis terrace mall to residents in surrounding HDB blocks. The robots will deliver to approximately 10 HDB blocks, a significant increase from 700 households served during OTSAW’S initial launch a few months prior. Camello will pick up foodpanda orders from merchant partners, drive itself to the ground floor of the customers’ location and upon arrival, send a One-Time Pin (OTP) to the customer. Customers can then enter the OTP to open the trunk to collect their order.
foodpanda will launch its 3-month trial with Otsaw’s Camello robots in August, with plans to add more locations and expand the trial delivery area to reach more customers, increasing accessibility of foodpanda services in Punggol and across Singapore.
Ling Ting Ming, CEO and Founder of OTSAW says, “Following our launch in March 2021, we are looking forward to starting this partnership with foodpanda as it gives us the opportunity to test the resilience of our operations and reach a wider community. While these trials are only being conducted within selected areas in Punggol at the moment, we hope to be able to expand to other parts of Singapore and continue working with foodpanda to accelerate the adoption of driverless deliveries in Singapore.”
About foodpanda foodpanda is a leading delivery platform in Asia dedicated to bringing consumers a wide range of food, groceries and more, quickly and conveniently. Powered by technology and operational excellence, foodpanda is spearheading the growth of quick-commerce (q-commerce) across the region with its network of retail partners, as well as pandamart cloud stores to provide more on-demand options beyond the millions of food delivery options. foodpanda operates in more than 400 cities across 12 markets in Asia – Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Japan. foodpanda is a subsidiary of Delivery Hero, a global leader of the food delivery industry.
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