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it looks like a mini fridge on wheels and this robot may soon be cruising the streets delivering your pizza fed ex is the latest company to enter the robotic home delivery world the shipping giant unveiled the same day bought Wednesday and said it's teaming up with retailers such as Walmart and Pizza Hut in a bid to use automation to make seem day last mile deliveries to customers pending approval from select cities fed ex plans to start rolling out the Bucks this summer fed ex says that more than sixty percent of merchants customers who live within three miles of a store location underscoring the huge potential of on demand local delivery but that last mile doesn't come cheap it accounts for fifty percent or more of total package delivery costs for example restaurants P. third parties like uber eats ten to thirty percent per order that's why investors and companies are pouring millions of dollars into projects aimed at lowering those costs bed expose a crop of companies experimenting with such bots Amazon is testing its own called scout but unlike fed ex's bought this one is small blue and electric powered six are currently being deployed in a neighborhood in Washington state