“By increasing the number of autonomous delivery robots on a large scale, we believe that the negative environmental impact can be reduced, says Sara Berge, Vice President of HUGO Delivery, who leads the project. “There is a need for research on robotic logistics in urban environments and we believe that the result may lead to a new ecosystem for logistics that offers faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer and more customized delivery methods.”
“People moving around on campus are already used to the innovative environment. There are for example several energy projects in progress and we have previously had a self-driving bus circulating in the area. The Climate Neutral Urban Logistics project is fully in line with the campus we want to create, and the robot is really something that will attract attention,” says Per Sunnergren at Johanneberg Science Park, who runs the Five Star Campus initiative together with Chalmers University of Technology.
HUGO handles the last mile delivery
This spring, the small robot HUGO will be delivering packages on campus Johanneberg of Chalmers University of Technology. The project Climate Neutral Urban Logistics is a collaboration between several partners to test and evaluate new, autonomous solutions for delivering goods in cities.