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Autonomous robot

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HUGO was born from the desire to solve tough problems and create a sustainable future. We don't sit on our asses and dream, we act and execute. Because we believe that those who are serious about predicting the future should create it.
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Picture a future where the city streets are no longer occupied by large freight trucks, sprinter vans and delivery trucks. A future where the city belongs to the people. We aim to solve the last mile logistics problem by providing a fleet of autonomous ground vehicles that will change the face of cities overnight.


These robots are intended to be autonomous; they will travel on pavements and in pedestrian zones at walking speed. The differentiating factor between HUGO and other competing solutions is our modular design that tailors HUGO to any desired delivery purpose.
Our delivery compartments and our mechanism of action are two separate components that make HUGO a flexible solution for a wide range or parcels.As such, we help businesses accomplish the goal of having a reliable and cost effective delivery service for urban areas, as well as solving all convenience-based delivery issues for the end consumer.
Autonomous delivery is not a question of if, it's a question of when.
News 2020-02-13

HUGO handles the last miledelivery...

This spring, the small robot HUGO will be delivering packages on campus Johanneberg of Chalmers University of Technology. The project Climate Neutral Urban Logistics is a collaboration between several partners to test and evaluate new, autonomous solutions for delivering goods in cities.

Freight transport is expected to increase drastically in the coming decades. An increase of up to 130 percent is expected during the period 2010 to 2050 in OECD countries, and in countries outside the OECD, predictions show increases of up to 550 percent. This implies fundamental changes in the logistics industry, especially when it comes to the so called last mile delivery - when goods are delivered to the end customer. This is usually the most expensive and environmentally harmful part of the entire chain.

“By increasing the number of autonomous delivery robots on a large scale, we believe that the negative environmental impact can be reduced, says Sara Berge, Vice President of HUGO Delivery, who leads the project. “There is a need for research on robotic logistics in urban environments and we believe that the result may lead to a new ecosystem for logistics that offers faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer and more customized delivery methods.”

In addition to testing and developing a ground-based, automated delivery system on campus, the project aims to generate new knowledge about how urban logistics affect the environment and how the transition to autonomous solutions affects society and infrastructure in general. Through interviews and focus groups with users and people who come into contact with the robot, ​​the degree of social acceptance for these new solutions will be measured.

A broad range of partners, including product developers, researchers, property owners and the city's traffic office, are participating in the project. It is also a part of Chalmers University of Technology's ambition, through the Five Star Campus initiative, to create an attractive and experimental campus environment that highlights cutting edge research and innovation.

“People moving around on campus are already used to the innovative environment. There are for example several energy projects in progress and we have previously had a self-driving bus circulating in the area. The Climate Neutral Urban Logistics project is fully in line with the campus we want to create, and the robot is really something that will attract attention,” says Per Sunnergren at Johanneberg Science Park, who runs the Five Star Campus initiative together with Chalmers University of Technology.

Climate Neutral Urban Logistics

The developer of the robots, as well as project leader, is the startup company HUGO. Other partners are Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmersfastigheter, the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Johanneberg Science Park, Ernst Rosén, HSB Gothenburg, Akademiska Hus and the City of Gothenburg’s Traffic Office. The project has received support within the strategic innovation program Viable Cities, which is financed by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas. It has a total budget of 5.5 million and runs from November 2019 until May 2021.

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News 2020-02-13

Climate Neutral Urban Logistics

Electric, connected and automated last mile deliveries have great potential to make urban logistics safer, more efficient and sustainable. In the project Climate Neutral Urban Logistics, a self-driving robot will be tested for package deliveries at the Campus Johanneberg of Chalmers University of Technology. The purpose is to investigate and develop several technical and societal aspects that are important for a transition from today's system.

Freight transport is expected to increase drastically in the coming decades. An increase of up to 130 percent is expected during the period 2010 and 2050 in OECD countries, and in countries outside the OECD, predictions show increases of up to 550 percent. This implies fundamental changes in the logistics industry, especially when it comes to the, so called last mile delivery, when goods are delivered to the end customer. This is usually the most expensive and environmentally harmful part of the entire chain.

In addition to testing and developing a ground-based automated delivery system on campus, the project aims to generate new knowledge about how urban logistics affect the environment and how the transition to autonomous solutions affects society and infrastructure in general. Through interviews and focus groups with users and people who come into contact with the robot, ​​the degree of social acceptance for these new solutions will be measured.

Climate Neutral Urban Logistics

The developer of the robots, as well as project leader, is the startup company HUGO. Other partners are Chalmers University of Technology, Chalmersfastigheter, the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Johanneberg Science Park, Ernst Rosén, HSB Gothenburg, Akademiska Hus and the City of Gothenburg’s Traffic Office. The project has received support within the strategic innovation program Viable Cities, which is financed by Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency and Formas. It has a total budget of 5.5 million and runs from November 2019 until May 2021.

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