Soon, a cute robot will bring you your online shopping

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Using robots to automate last-mile delivery, Zhen Robotics wants to help the logistics industry slash costs and boost customer satisfaction.

In China, some 2 million couriers dash around the cities every day, delivering about 100 million packages daily. These couriers alone make up half of the total workforce in the logistics chain. Such heavy reliance on manpower in this “last-mile delivery” – the transportation of goods from a local distribution center to their end destination – also makes the final leg of the journey five times more expensive than the previous 1,000 miles.  Now, one Beijing-based startup is hoping to make this “last mile” cheaper by creating robots to do the job. It estim...
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