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JD.com rolls out fleet of AI-equipped delivery robots

Chinese e-commerce giant battles logistics logjams on land and in the air

SHANGHAI -- China's second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com, introduced in November an artificial intelligence-equipped rolling robot that can deliver goods up to 5 km from its base.

The autonomous home-delivery vehicle, which can be unlocked using face authentication, is helping JD cope with rising labor shortages and skyrocketing wages in the China's logistics industry.

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