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Delivery robot trials set to start in Tokyo next month

Yamato and Japan Post will test the technology first in bid to contain COVID

It is hoped the robots will help contain the spread of the coronavirus while alleviating the shortage of delivery drivers.

TOKYO -- Yamato Holdings and Japan Post will begin testing delivery robots on streets in Tokyo next month in a move aimed at promoting unmanned delivery technology, which has already taken off in the U.S. and China.

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