German retailer Media Markt tests home delivery by robot



German consumer electronics retailer Media Markt is testing using robots to make home delivery of goods faster and more cost effective, although for now they have to be accompanied by a human minder.
As ecommerce booms and shoppers expect ever-speedier delivery, retailers and logistics firms are facing rising costs, prompting them to experiment with robots and drones as an alternative or complement to deliveries by human couriers.
Media Markt, owned by the Metro group, said on Thursday it is testing two robots not much bigger than vacuum cleaners to deliver packages weighing less than 10 kg... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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