The advent of autonomous delivery robots (ADR) is expected to revolutionize the last mile delivery systems, providing a cheaper and more efficient way of delivery. Though delivery robots have not had high adoption, they are expected to have high growth in the future, owing to various advantages.
- The growing adoption of ADR is mainly driven by the increasing affordability and return on investment of an increasing variety of infrastructure-light robots, along with continuing needs for flexible and efficient automated fulfillment.
- Last-mile delivery has been one of the primary problems in handling the supply chain. Last-mile deliveries are getting more and more complex in cities, as continued growth in e-commerce and high consumer expectations for faster and frequent deliveries are causing traffic congestion and increased carbon pollution. According to the National Retail Federation, losses of about USD 333 million were incurred due to shipping mishaps. Owing to such issues in delivery, various consumers and retailers have been looking for better and more efficient methods of delivery.
- Also, many retailers have realized that a superior last-mile experience engages and retains consumers. However, at the same time, meeting customers’ delivery expectations does not help in increasing profit margins, as today’s retailers are absorbing a part of the cost of last-mile delivery. Therefore, ADR is helping these companies in achieving efficient last-mile delivery. It is expected that, by 2025, 85% of last-mile deliveries will mainly be done using autonomous vehicles.
- Various laws are being put in place to control global warming, and protecting the environment aid in the growth of ADRs. European Commission (EC) has set an objective of decarbonization by 2050, with a few immediate goals in 2020 and 2030. A general shift has been ongoing toward autonomous delivery systems. Companies, such as Google, had partnered with Uber for providing one-day deliveries to their subscribers.
- Most of the market vendors are mainly banking on similar predictions that restaurants and grocers will increase their dependence on convenience-driven digital technologies to meet consumers’ changing needs. Many companies have been investing in the growth of delivery robots. Recently, Amazon filed for a patent with the US patent office for ‘autonomous ground vehicles
- With the outbreak of COVID-19, the demand for contactless delivery has expanded exponentially, and many autonomous delivery robot companies are seeing a massive opportunity to grow amid the coronavirus outbreak that has millions of people staying home. In April 2020, Venezia’s New York Style Pizza in Phoenix, Arizona, is delivering the pies by first sanitizing the inside and outside of a Starship robot and placing the robot inside. The robot then travels to customers within a half-mile radius and can even hop curbs and operate in snowy conditions.
Scope of the Report
Autonomous delivery robots are robots that work autonomously and are mainly utilized for delivery and service applications. Their applications and adoption in the healthcare, hospitality, retail, and logistics industries are only considered while evaluating the scope of the end-user segment. The study will also cover the impact of COVID19 across the autonomous delivery robot market.
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