The home delivery market is expected to grow in the direction of consumer and peer-to-peer services. The system has a huge array of potential applications: food delivery, retail, e-commerce, postal services, logistics operators and emerging home delivery businesses.
YAPE is a self-driving droid for last- mile delivery, able to carry food and goods. YAPE is the unique solution for delivery service that can be applied indoor as well as outdoor providing low-contact services. Able to interact with the environment, YAPE can stroll autonomously within private and smart spaces. Moreover, its reconfigurable glove compartment can fit with different delivery services, from parcel to food.
How Does It Work?
With its secure inner container and its 3D environment perception system YAPE can make completely unmanned deliveries.
Aims and Next-Steps
YAPE aims to be the reference in the ground delivery battlefield. After the first tests in Italy and in Japan, Yape has been improved with suspensions for facing bumpy roads, with bigger load capacity to manage home food delivery. Yape won the pre-commercial 5G trial in Italy in partnership with Vodafone and has announced commercial partnerships in Europe and the USA with global leaders of food delivery, retail, e-Commerce and to assist travellers in airports. Yape is already being used in Japan for the urban packages delivery. The droid is among the global innovations included in the StartupBlink’s Coronavirus Prevention Map because it implies low-contact interactions among users, with a crucial role in tackling the health crisis caused by the pandemic.