The post office has just received its first letter and package robot. Later this fall, it will deliver letters and packages to people in Kongsberg.
The robot is the first of its kind, and the idea is that it may almost replace the mailbox. The plan is that it will drive out from the warehouse on its own in the evening, and that people will be notified that their mail on its way to their area. Thus, they can choose when and where they want to pick it up.
The robot is the first of its kind and arrived in Norway from the United States three days ago, and on Tuesday it was shown during
> Arendalsuka presented by the Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen (Frp). The minister received the very first letter from the robot.
“The robot that stands right here will now have a lot of Norwegian technology installed, so it can be tested for mail delivery in Kongsberg this fall,” said Posten’s CEO Tone Wille.
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The letter and package delivery robot has been developed in partnership with Buddy Mobility, which is located in California, but has a Norwegian entrepreneur.
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