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Move over Amazon!...

• http://www.dailymail.co.uk, By Richard Gray

It might put an end to those irritating missed delivery cards and the fleets of couriers ferrying our internet shopping to our homes.

A new type of robotic vehicle could soon be carrying our packages and parcels to our doors, according to designers.

The Transwheel drone uses robotic arms to carry deliveries on single self-balancing wheel.

It would use GPS to navigate between locations and facial recognition software to confirm the identity of recipients.

For larger items, the drones could also work together to share the load.

Kobi Shikar, an engineering and design student at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Ramat Gan, Israel, claims they could even replace the need for container lorries.

He said the robotic delivery service could replace the need for large delivery vehicles clogging up the roads but perhaps more usefully it may also remove the need to deliver items during working hours.


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