Cartken is a Small Robot Company with a Global Footprint
Robot delivery startup has pilots in Miami, the Netherlands and Japan.
Though it’s not even two years old yet, robot delivery service Cartken has already established a global presence with pilots running in Miami with Reef Technologies, at Erasmus Univeristy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and the recently announced partnership with Mitsubishi in Japan.
Each of Cartken’s current pilots features a different use case including urban last mile, college campus and indoor shopping mall deliveries.
Based on my recent conversation with one of the Co-Founders, it seems that Cartken could be more interested in focusing on the autonmy and software side of robot delivery, rather than building its own hardware.
It’s hard to think that launching your startup at the beginning of a global pandemic was a “good” thing, but doing just that was at least somewhat fortuitous for robot delivery startup Cartken.
“We launched right at the beginning of COVID and contactless delivery was the new term,” Cartken Co-Founder and COO Anjali Jindal Naik told me during an interview this week, “We got a lot of inbound for requests to explore a lot of use cases.”
And Cartken is definitely trying out a lot of use cases around the world.