A Sustainable Future, the Kiwibot Way

April 21, 2023

This is not a regular corporate sustainability blog, these are short facts and details on how we are building a better future by providing eco-friendly and efficient last-mile delivery solutions.

Consider yourself a big fan of Kiwibot if you have read this before:

“In the US +80% of deliveries are made by cars. A 2,000 pounds machine powered by gas to transport a burrito is nonsense.”

This was the starting point when our founders decided to implement a greener way for the delivery industry to reduce the carbon footprint from transport.

How does a delivery robot help the planet?

With our fleet of delivery robots, we're helping to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions in cities worldwide.

That's right, our electric-powered robots emit zero harmful pollutants or greenhouse gases, making them the most eco-friendly delivery option out there. Plus, they operate quietly, reducing noise pollution in urban areas.

By choosing a robot for your delivery needs, instead of a gasoline or diesel-powered vehicle, you're making a positive impact on the environment and contributing to a cleaner, greener planet.

In fact, we've carried out 300,000 free carbon emission deliveries, which means we've avoided 150620.9 miles in car trips. That's a lot of miles saved, and many carbon emissions prevented from entering the atmosphere.

But this is just the beginning…

Better mobility infrastructure

At Kiwibot, sustainability is way more than greener initiatives for the environment. We also consider it as balance and equity for the community we impact every day.

It is well known our robots share sidewalks with pedestrians while looking for a space between animals and objects from time to time. During operations, safety is our priority and sidewalks are sacred. That’s why our robots are designed to have a perfect size to respect pedestrians’ mobility while yielding the right of way.

We are also engaged in improving people-centered urban mobility by being members of the Open Mobility Foundation (OMF) and using the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) open-source technology framework to map cities and collect useful data for local mobility authorities.

While rolling around the city, robots are able to recognize the state of the streets and identify when ramps or curbs are needed to prevent accidents. Governments can leverage the infrastructure feedback to implement better mobility plans.

In a few words, pedestrians are our priority and we work to have better streets for everyone who uses it.

Human-robot friendly relationships

Beyond our desire to bring eco-friendly alternatives to the delivery service or improve mobility infrastructure in cities, we seek a planet where everyone lives in harmony with one another.

We are conscious of the challenges of implementing a robot in society's dynamics. However, we are committed to educating communities to accept them as active parts of it.

From their design, they are manufactured in perfect sizes and specific colors to avoid disturbing the space and respect pedestrians. The Kiwibots have eyes and expressions to relate to humans' emotions and create friendly boundaries.

Our robots are meant to serve others and enhance their quality of life. They are here to make human life more manageable and relieve them of burdensome tasks.

“Robots’ dual capabilities must not be overlooked, but instead be emphasized to enhance people’s lives. For this reason, bridging the gap between robots and humans has to be emphasized.” shared our CEO Felipe Chávez in his solarpunk vision.

Overall, Kiwibot can help to create an environmentally friendly delivery system. By reducing carbon emissions, traffic congestion, and noise pollution, our robots can help to minimize the environmental impact of delivery with a human-centric approach.

If you want to make your food delivery eco-friendlier and more fun, don’t think twice and give our Kiwibots a try. You won't regret it. Not only are we delivering delicious food, but we're also saving the planet while doing it. It's a win-win situation, be part of it!

María José Guzmán R