AMRs: A Future Road User and Society’s New Delivery “Man”?

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By Dean Tan | 3Q 2021 | IN-6222


Trials for AMRs Picking Up Globally 


The food and goods delivery industry currently uses labor to achieve last-mile delivery. This market has seen its importance grow during the pandemic as it keeps food and goods connected to consumers. While the pandemic has brought companies such as Deliveroo, UberEats, and into the limelight, industry players have not ceased to improve their operational efficiency and look for innovative solutions to better optimize cost. That is where the robotics industry comes in—news is bubbling around the use of Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) globally. For example, Nuro partnered with Domino’s Pizza for pizza delivery and with Fedex to test AMRs for delivery in Houston. In South Korea, Hyundai Motor Company has partnered with Woowa Brothers (a food delivery app) to use AMRs for food. And China is at the forefront of the technology’s development and adoption:, Meituan, and Neolix have announced trials to use autonomous delivery in Beijing suburbs this year, following Alibaba’s announcement last year regarding Xiaomanlv.

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