Robots could soon deliver food to your doorstep In Japan and China

2019-10-02 17:41:08      View:
Robots could be the future of food delivery in Asia.

Companies in Japan and China have begun trials for indoor food delivery robots.

China's biggest food delivery company, Meituan Dianping, is testing its unmanned robots in about 10 offices and hotels in large Chinese cities such as Beijing and Shenzhen, said the company's head of autonomous delivery unit, Xia Huaxia, at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in China on Aug. 29.

Japan was the world's top producer of industrial robots in 2017.

Tokyo-based robot maker ZMP has developed and tested a food delivery robot in universities and apartment complexes. These machines can navigate environments like office buildings, apartments and universities to independently bring food to customers via lift or stairs.