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Thousands of autonomous delivery robots are about to descend on US college campuses

September 1st, 2019 at 3:09 am » Comments Off

Starship Technologies announces an expansion of its robot delivery service after raising $40 million The quintessential college experience of getting pizza delivered to your dorm room is about to get a high-tech upgrade. On Tuesday, Starship Technologies announced its plan to deploy thousands of its autonomous six-wheeled delivery robots on college campuses around the country […]



Amazon delivery robots are officially on the streets of California

August 22nd, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

Amazon has robots on the streets. It’s a good bet urban delivery will never be the same. Amazon has officially rolled out its last-mile delivery robots in a Southern California testbed. Called Scout, the delivery robot is designed to autonomously ferry parcels from urban distribution points to Amazon Prime customers, removing the need for vans […]



Robot racism? Yes, says a study showing humans’ biases extend to robots

August 15th, 2019 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

“Robots And Racism,” a study conducted by the Human Interface Technology Laboratory in New Zealand and published by the country’s University of Canterbury, suggests people perceive physically human-like robots to have a race and therefore apply racial stereotypes to white and black robots. Have you ever noticed the popularity of white robots? You see them […]



Desperate for workers, aging Japan turns to robots for healthcare

August 14th, 2019 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

A woman wearing a Cyberdyne lumbar robotic suit, which is designed to help her walk, gets an assist from caregiver Asami Konishi. TSUKUBA, Japan — In America and other aging societies around the world, it has become common for the elderly to be cared for by their graying children or older workers. That’s largely because […]



Meet your future package delivery team: A self-driving vehicle and a robot

July 26th, 2019 at 12:41 am » Comments Off

  Digit uses its hands made of rubber balls to lift boxes that weigh up to 40 pounds, and has the ability to sidestep objects in its path and walk up staircases. In may, damion shelton, the CEO of Agility Robotics, watched nervously as his new robot, Digit, attempted a groundbreaking feat: delivering a package […]



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