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Autonomous delivery bots will soon stroll the streets of Washington D.C.

Autonomous delivery bots will soon stroll the streets of Washington D.C. | PC World | October 13, 2016
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October 13, 2016
Some Washington, D.C., residents may soon be sharing the streets with Starship Technologies’ delivery robots.Back in June, Washington became the first U.S. city to approve a pilot program of the ground-based delivery robots. Among some restrictions, the D.C. Council bill specifies that PPDs, or personal delivery devices, must not operate above 10 miles per hour, must weigh less than 50 pounds without cargo, and must obey all traffic and pedestrian signs and signals. Starship Technologies’ bot is equipped to follow all of these guidelines. It weighs around 40 pounds and is capable of carrying about three filled shopping bags while rolling along at a safe speed of four miles per hour. It’s also equipped with nine cameras and a number of sensors to help it avoid obstacles and allow remote operators to keep an eye on it. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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