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Telecoms Operator Tele2 And Delivery Hero's Foodora Join Forces For Pilot Scheme For Home Deliveries By Robot In Stockholm

By Dave Simpson

Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 and Delivery Hero's foodora have joined forces for a pilot scheme for self-driving home deliveries by robot in Stockholm.

Demand for contactless deliveries around the world has shot up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, accelerating trials of autonomous robots to replace human couriers.

Aside from its mainstay of restaurant takeaway food, foodora also now delivers books, technology and beauty products.

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Stockholm's new droid, known as Doora, has a camera that sends information in real time via Tele2's 5G network to foodora, which can then track and send data to and from it.

Doora did its first test deliveries around the Stureplan square in central Stockholm on Friday March 12, carrying up to 20 kilogrammes of goods, Tele2 said in a statement.

"A Situation-Adapted Service"

"The Doora droid can perceive its surroundings, communicate, and thus create a situation-adapted service - self-driving home deliveries," Tele2 added.

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