The local authorities in San Francisco have effectively banned robots from sidewalks in a vote a couple of days ago.
Local businesses, especially takeaway restaurants, had been experimenting with using autonomous wheeled robots to deliver customers’ orders.
A number of robotics companies have been developing such robots. They include:
Starship is probably the most well known among these companies, having already made deliveries in other parts of the US, and having developed a partnership with Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes. [Read more…] about San Francisco effectively bans sidewalk robots