Ottonomy closes $3.3M seed spherical and proclaims Ottobot 2.0

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The brand new Ottonomy 2.0 AMR options swerve drive for omnidirectional movement, plus an extended checklist of different options. | Credit score: Ottonomy

RBR50 2021 honoree Ottonomy.IO accomplished its seed spherical funding of $3.3M. Connetic Ventures, Deeptech fund pi Ventures, and Branded Hospitality Ventures participated on this spherical. The corporate additionally introduced an up to date model of its autonomous supply robotic referred to as Ottobot 2.0.

With the closing of the seed spherical, Ottonomy.IO has raised a complete of $4.9M. The corporate has a variety of traders throughout the hospitality sector.

“Final mile supply is the least productive, but the costliest a part of the supply chain. There’s a robust want for automation, which Ottonomy fulfills with Ottobots,” says Roopan Aulakh, Managing Director from pi Ventures. “Ottobots are outfitted with a complicated tech stack each at {hardware} and AI degree. The founding group right here brings years of multi-functional robotics expertise, reflecting on the planet class product that they’ve constructed and commercialized.”

In late 2021, Ottobots began delivering meals, beverage and journey retail gadgets to passengers ready on the Cincinnati Worldwide Airport (CVG). This deployment use case supplied the corporate with a effectively managed surroundings to be taught from, and to evolve the operational parts of the method.

group shot of Ottonomy Executive team

The corporate was based in late 2020 by Hardik Sharma (co-founder), Ashish Gupta (co-founder), Ritukar Vijay (co-founder + CEO), Pradyot Korupolu (co-founder). | Credit score: Ottonomy

“The group and I’ve been deeply vested into autonomous driving for greater than a decade. We imagine absolutely autonomous supply robots aren’t solely a precursor to autonomous automobile proliferation however are fixing in the present day’s greatest challenges like – the labor scarcity; enabling employees to do extra with much less,” says Co-founder and CEO, Ritukar Vijay. “Introducing Ottobot 2.0, we’re bringing greatest in school maneuverability, accessibility and modularity to our absolutely autonomous robots; which units us forward of our competitors.”

With robust buyer validation and constructive response from prospects at CVG, the corporate has began partnerships with a number of airports throughout the US and Europe. Along with increasing its curbside and final mile supply expertise advances, the corporate is concerned with high Fortune 500 firms within the retail and eating places business throughout North America for broad adoption.

The corporate has efficiently accomplished pilots on the Newlab 5G Studio in New York utilizing Verizon’s 5G networks, making an enormous leap in functionality to deploy massive fleets and rising its footprint throughout North America, Europe and the Center East.

A brand new cellular platform

The corporate additionally introduced a brand new technology of its indoor/outside autonomous cellular robotic. The Ottonomy 2.0 AMR was redesigned from the bottom up primarily based on what the corporate realized from working the primary technology of last-mile supply robots in places corresponding to airports. Ottobot 2.0 is designed for each indoor and outside operations, and the brand new characteristic set displays this requirement.

Right here’s a listing of the brand new options on Ottobot 2.0:

  1. Design for accessibility. Bundle retrieval from these robots will be carried out by common adults, youngsters, aged and likewise with particular skills or on wheelchairs.
  2. Swerve steering makes use of its 4 wheel drive and steering to make it extremely maneuverable and supply omnidirectional movement.
  3. Customizable payloads allow the AMR to be configured for grocery deliveries, meals and drinks and ecommerce packages. Customizations additionally embody sustaining insulated cabins or sustaining cold and warm temperatures or a number of compartments.
  4. Autonomous indoor/outside navigation enabling absolutely autonomous supply in locations like – airports, retail curbside and final mile deliveries.
  5. Contactless HRI (Human Robotic Interplay) to allow excessive safety and no-touch interplay in comparison with conventional PIN code primarily based cabin entry.
  6. Day and Night time Operations utilizing fusion of 3D LiDARs, a number of cameras, 3 layers of security sensors to allow most operational uptime and quick charging.

The next video offers a dwell take a look at all of those new options.

 

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