The robot runner is designed in partnership with Techmetics Robotics
Grab Singapore has announced a pilot robot runner service at Paya Lebar Quarter Mall, starting the second week of June.
According to the press release, the robot runner will help to consolidate orders across several restaurants within the mall before handing them off to delivery-partners at a central collection point for last-mile delivery.
It is expected that Grab delivery-partners may shave off between 5 to 15 minutes of the usual time taken to navigate shopping malls and collect each order.
The robot runner will have the ability to learn about its surroundings through AI and optimise for maximum efficiency.
It also comes fitted with safety features such as built-in Light Detection and Ranging sensors to detect incoming obstacles and an automated voice message that alerts shoppers of its presence. The capability to scan and monitor its immediate proximity in real-time to avoid sudden obstacles and prevent collision is included as well.
We’ve reported that Grab announced collaboration with Japanese retailer.