Delivery robot CarriRo® Deli wins the Kawaii Kansei Design Award by Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
CarriRo® Deli, a delivery robot developed by ZMP Inc. in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (CEO, Hisashi Taniguchi) won the 7th Kawaii Kansei Design Award on September 12, 2019. As an Autonomous mobile robot in a place where people can coexist, the cute design was recognized and won the Grand Prize.
“Kawaii Kansei Design Award” has been held since 2013 by the Japan Society for Kansei Engineering for various excellent designs that are cute. In recent years, the word “kawaii” for cute in Japanese has been recognized not only in Japan but around the world, and its sensibility value also has an impact on marketing and other marketing effects. The Japan Society for Kansei Engineering recognizes excellent “cute” products every year.
The award-winning CarriRo® Deli is a delivery robot that uses ZMP's Autonomous Driving technology to solve the problem of logistics last one mile and support daily shopping. The front has a face-like design that adds cuteness and character-like elements. We aim to realize a fun and convenient society where people and robots can coexist by expressing intentions and states with the eyes and character's "voice", which are trimmed full-color LEDs, and communicating with people around them. ZMP has demonstrated convenience store delivery in the university campus in 2019 and food delivery service in Korea, and has been evaluated not only for its cuteness but also for its practical application.
The award ceremony
Delivery robot CarriRo® Deli
ZMP has been recruiting partners for service demonstration tests using the delivery robot CarriRo® Deli since 2019, and aims to commercialize in 2021.
【About the Delivery robot "CarriRo® Deli"】
ZMP aims to create a new lifestyle with robots in solving the problem of the last one mile of logistics and supporting everyday shopping by applying the Autonomous Driving technology cultivated in the Autonomous Driving technology development of automobiles. We are promoting the development of the delivery robot "CarriRo® Deli. "CarriRo® Deli" automatically runs at a maximum speed of 6 km while recognizing the surrounding environment in 360 degrees with a camera or laser sensor. Remote monitoring/remote control is also possible. The load capacity corresponds to a maximum of 50 kg, we will support various scenarios like delivery of food, gifts, medicine, etc.
[Kawaii Design Award website]
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