Hyundai Motor and Kia's DAL-e Delivery Robot Arrives, Ready to Revolutionize Indoor Autonomous Delivery Services

The robot's design is based on Plug & Drive (PnD) modules to improve delivery performance, especially in complex settings like offices and malls

Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai Motor) and Kia Corporation (Kia) today unveiled the new design of their DAL-e Delivery robot with images and a video clip. This robot, based on the delivery robot introduced in December 2022, is expected to improve delivery performance, particularly in complex settings, such as offices and shopping malls.


Drawing from the insights gained from Hyundai Motor and Kia's previous conveyance pilot project, DAL-e Delivery has undergone significant improvements in both design and performance for swift and dependable delivery services in complex indoor environments.

"DAL-e Delivery offers efficient and reliable F&B and parcel dispatch services to ensure customers receive goods promptly," said Dong Jin Hyun, Vice President and Head of Robotics Lab at Hyundai Motor and Kia. "Our vision extends to implementing infrastructure interworking across diverse spaces, including offices, restaurants and shopping malls."

To enhance driving stability, DAL-e Delivery is designed in a square column with rounded corners with the center of gravity at the bottom. The sensors are discreetly integrated, and the sophisticated metal-like design lends DAL-e Delivery a sleek, premium aesthetic.

DAL-e Delivery is based on four Plug & Drive (PnD) modules, a mobility solution that combines a motor with steering, suspension, braking systems and environmental recognition sensors. It can speed up to 1.2 m/s, with the free-moving PnD modules combined with advanced autonomous driving technology to recognize obstacles and easily navigate in congested areas. Also, the robot's enhanced suspension provides a steady ride over bumps in the floor to ensure stable delivery.

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