Within three years, Ottonomy has created a stir across the globe with its Made-in-Noida robots for North American, European, Middle Eastern, and Japanese markets.
Founded in 2020 by Ritukar Vijay along with Pradyot Korupolu, Ashish Gupta, and Hardik Sharma, the Santa Monica, California-based robotics startup Ottonomy.IO offers fully autonomous delivery robots on a robotics as a service (RaaS) model for hyperlocal last-mile delivery services.
The young entrepreneurs, who manufacture robots in India for global customers, began their journey in 2011-2012, focusing on unmanned ground vehicles. Later, they dabbled with mobile robots for manufacturing and warehousing. Recognising the challenges in hyperlocal deliveries, the startup combined its knowledge from autonomous vehicles and warehousing to address labour shortages in the last-mile delivery market.
The second version of the robot, Ottobot 2.0, comes with modular delivery bins, customisable capacity-volume size, a navigation engine that merges data from lidar and cameras, and a new four-wheel drive ‘crab mode’ system for extra manoeuvrability in tight spaces. Co-founder and CEO Ritukar Vijay says, “Our underlying technology is centred on non-GPS-based autonomous mapping, localisation, and navigation. A crucial aspect is achieving seamless transitions from indoor to outdoor settings, particularly essential for hyperlocal deliveries.