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Hotel delivery robots bring winning edge to Chinese startup

Shanghai Jingwu Intelligent Technology aims for 3,500 installations this year

Shanghai Jingwu Intelligent Technology's delivery robots have been installed in about 1,000 hotels. (Photo Courtesy of Shanghai Jingwu Intelligent Technology)

BEIJING -- In China, where labor shortages and soaring labor costs are increasingly serious problems, robots are replacing redundant, low value-added and sometimes dangerous human work.

Hotels are no exception to this trend. As robot technology continues to improve, the service robots in hotels are attracting attention from venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

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