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Last mile bots

It looks like delivery drones are now passing their first hurdles on the road to becoming legitimate commercial technologies. The major tech companies, the big players in logistics and retailer giants are all racing to get legitimate delivery robot and drone services operating. There are plenty of obstacles yet to come, but in some selelct cases, these services are already operational and pointing to where expansion will come. In this week’s 10 things, we look at where the first drone services are operating

Google Wing launches first commercial drone delivery service. [BBC News]

The first commercial drone delivery scheme in the US is already flying. [The Download]

Starship's robo-couriers have completed 50,000 deliveries. [Endgadget]

Dutch supermarket trials delivery robot. [Post & Parcel]

Americans Mixed on Whether They Want Drone Delivery. [The Motley Fool]

Airbus drones deliver first packages to ships offshore. [New Atlas]

Your Drone-Delivered Coffee Is (Almost) Here. [The Wall Street Journal]

Why Are Delivery Drones Taking Off? [E3 Magazine International]

Brain Corp. debuts an autonomous delivery robot for factories and retail. [TechCrunch]

Walmart doubles down on robots to shift labor costs: "We're going big". [CBS News]

To hear more about the potential of robotics in the supply chain, book your ticket to the 15th Annual 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Europe, where you can hear XPO Logistics, Ericcson, IBM and Airbus speak on the field.

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