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This collaboration signifies a leap forward in redefining the future of food delivery, making it more accessible and sustainable to consumers in Japan.

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Anjali Jindal Naik, co-founder and COO of U.S. delivery robotics company Cartken, which is partnering with Mitsubishi Electric and Uber Eats to begin transporting food using self-driving robots in Japan.

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Anjali Jindal Naik, co-founder and COO of U.S. delivery robotics company Cartken, which is partnering with Mitsubishi Electric and Uber Eats to begin transporting food using self-driving robots in Japan.

The two test markets for this rollout are Tokyo and my old stomping grounds of Fairfax, Virginia.

Uber deliverers already in precarious zero-hour employment will be feeling the pinch of the wave of automation.

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My guess though is that this will take quite a few more years before it really takes off. They have been talking about drone deliveries and robot deliveries for at least 3 to 4 years, but so far I haven't seen any thing really happening. Which is slightly disappointing because I think it would be sort of cool with robots making deliveries.

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It's not going above the stage of a few test balloons here and there. Maybe it works in a civilized, peaceful country like Japan. There have been already a few news about stealing, attacking etc in other countries. In such cases I doubt that all customers can further afford to pay the much higher side prices for insurances or even necessary repairs and replacements of those delivery robots, drones, whatever.

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a lot of cool things lose a lot of money.

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Delivery by drones? No, thanks. Think of the noise pollution. As far as I know, those things are very noisy.

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