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NEW CONCEPTS | Staff Reporter, Japan

Sushi-delivery robot soon to walk the streets of Japan

The delivery robots will debut in August.

According to Daily Meal, the Tokyo robotics company responsible for the creation of the robot (ZMP), has partnered with the Ride on Express food-delivery service to introduce its new CarriRo food-delivery vehicles.

The CarriRo delivery robots are a little over three feet tall, and can safely drive themselves up and down pedestrian walkways without running into people or objects, with the help of their built-in cameras and laser sensors. The robots can carry food for about 60 people, and can travel even during the night.

They are quite slow compared to normal delivery bikes, and can only move at a little less than four miles an hour. The unique physical characteristics of the delivery robot are their bright red colour scheme, tiny Volkswagon-inspired shape, and the navigation sensor on the front that looks like a little beak.

The robot sushi delivery will start in Japan in August, and the initial test will begin with office parks and private roads. The company hopes to have them rolling on public sidewalks in the near future.

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