DoorDash will make autonomous food deliveries with help from GM

Engadget

DoorDash has made it pretty clear that if you're hungry, it's going to be the company that makes sure you get what you want. Over the last year or so it's rolled out group ordering, grocery delivery and even ice cream delivery -- all with sustainability on the agenda. Now, it's making sure you get fed as soon as is absolutely possible, thanks to a partnership with General Motors' Cruise self-driving vehicles. Early this year, a testing program will kick off in San Francisco testing and improving the efficiency of food and grocery delivery via Cruise vehicles. It's the first major consumer-facing partnership for Cruise, which had in the past toyed with the idea of teaming up with Lyft, and subsequently Uber -- evidently it identified a more lucrative market in satisfying hangry customers than in teaming up with companies already under scrutiny for their autonomous efforts.


Forget a doorman, this apartment will have a ROBOT: San Francisco building will offer droid that delivers everything from champagne to toiletries

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to offer a robot staff member'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu When a guest places their order, a human staff packs the item into the robot Using Wi-Fi and cameras, Relay summons an elevator and travels up to the unit'Relay' will deliver items to residents who place orders via the in-app menu Jasper apartments in San Francisco is set to include an autonomous robot named'Relay' that will deliver items from an in-app menu to units inside of the building Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Would you let a robot perform surgery on your EYE? Axsis... Driverless cars are let loose at a Nissan production plant:... Try the brain training game that could boost your vision:... How life first walked on land: Four-legged fossils found in... Relay stands three feet tall, and has a compartment at the top that can be loaded with items for delivery and moves at teh speed of a human. So far, 12 of these robots have been employed in the US and are in use at five of the world's major hotel brands Apartment dwellers will have use of a valet service, indoor pool, a gym with free classes, among other things, and access to entertaining events like scotch and wine tasting. Once the robot arrives at the correct aprtment unit, it will then call the guest's phone and wait to be met at the door. Man punches kangaroo in the face to save dog being strangled CCTV shows woman hit by a CAR as thieves dodge paying for petrol Mob storm police station and lynch suspected paedophile Watch the original 1972 trailer for'Last Tango in Paris' Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Moment judge gets slapped in the face at 2016 IFBB Diamond Cup Heart-stopping moment child climbs on tracks in front of train Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best? Christmas advert so touching it's being shared around the world Adorable baby'sings' along with Dutch champion beatboxer B-Art Which body types do women like best?


This Week in Business: No More E-Cigarettes at Walmart, and an Attack on the World's Oil Supply

NYT > Economy

Who knew the humble tailpipe could cause so much political rancor? Find out why, below, along with more business and tech news that you should know heading into the week. See, Monday doesn't need to be so bad. When President Trump decided a year ago to roll back Obama-era rules for car pollution, California shrugged, ignored him and kept its stricter regulations. Thirteen other states then followed its lead.


Domino's to test autonomous delivery vehicles

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Fox News Flash top headlines for June 17 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Domino's plans to test pizza delivery using fully autonomous vehicles in Houston. The world's biggest pizza company is teaming up with Nuro, a Silicon Valley startup that makes unmanned delivery vehicles. Nuro is also partners with Kroger Co.


Parents of dead girl lose case to access her Facebook account and see if she was cyber bullying victim

The Independent - Tech

The parents of a girl who died after being hit by a subway train have lost their appeal for access to her Facebook account. The 15-year-old died in Berlin in 2012, and her parents say they want to use her Facebook messages to work out if she was a victim of online bullying, and if she took her own life. Berlin's court of appeals has rejected their claim and ruled in favour of the social media site, which has repeatedly rejected their requests. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.