Autonomous robot couriers will be trialled in an urban residential area of Helsinki by operator Dimalog.
The home-on-demand courier robots will deliver fresh meals and selected grocery items in the smart city district of Kalasatama as part of a wider 6Aika (six city strategy) logistics project that aims to develop smart solutions for urban last-mile delivery.
The robot will travel between Redi’s K-Supermarket to residents of the Majakka tower building and will serve all 282 apartments as well as four communal areas. Customers can place an order online before ASUM-1 collects the products autonomously and delivers the shopping to the customers apartment door.
According to Dimalog, the robot communicates with humans using a Finnish-speaking speech synthesiser. Customers will also receive an automatic notification when the robot arrives.