BERLIN: Germany’s Deutsche Post is testing robots that could help postal workers cope with increasing numbers of parcels on their delivery rounds, according to the company manager. The volume of parcels being delivered by Deutsche Post in Germany is rising steadily as more and more Germans buy goods online from retailers such as Amazon.com and Zalando. That is making up for declining letter volumes, but posing problems due to the larger size of items involved. “Robots could be used in deliveries in three to five years’ time,” Clemens Beckmann, Head of Innovation at the Group’s parcel and letter division, said in an interview with Reuters. The robots which are already under trial, look like a table
on wheels on which goods can be placed, would follow delivery workers, helping them to transport and carry heavy parcels.
A version of this article appears in print on April 11, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.