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Korean food-tech firm Woowa Brothers developing delivery robot


You done with that mate?" South Korean food tech firm Woowa Brothers is developing a food delivery robot with the goal to commercialise it within five years. The robot, called Deli, short for delicious delivery, has been in development since last July with a team at Korea University. Deli will be exhibited in action at a food mall in the city of Cheonan as early as May. It will deliver food to tables and retrieve finished dishes.

CES 2018: Delivery Robots are Full-Time Employees at a Las Vegas Hotel

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

On the floor of CES, LG's CLOi service robots got a lot of attention. But just across the parking lot from the Las Vegas Convention Center, two service robots--both Relay robots from San Jose-based Savioke--are quietly at work. These robots, tagged Elvis and Priscilla, are full-time employees of the Renaissance Hotel, and they aren't getting a lot of attention.

Food Delivery Robots Now Prowling SF's Mission District NVIDIA Blog


At least, that's the concept that Kevin Peterson is trying to achieve with his robotics company, Marble. It recently made news for deploying food delivery robots onto the streets of San Francisco. Peterson, Marble's co-founder and software lead, joined this week's AI Podcast to talk about their efforts to integrate AI into the delivery process. Marble's robots, all named "Happy," look like a white boxcar about the size of a mobility scooter. They're complete with a trunk, where it stores packages.

San Francisco bans delivery robots in most of the city


In the latest turn in the long-running saga between tech companies and San Francisco's municipal legislators, the city has voted to ban delivery robots on most of its sidewalks and severely restrict their use in areas where permitted.

San Francisco restricts the use of delivery robots on its sidewalks


Companies that are testing delivery robots hit a stumbling block in San Francisco this week. The city's Board of Supervisors voted to require permits for any autonomous delivery devices, restricting them to specific (and less-crowded) areas of the city. Additionally, these robots aren't allowed to make actual deliveries -- they are only allowed to be used for testing purposes. This restriction doesn't apply to delivery drones; the San Francisco Board of Supervisors only has jurisdiction over the sidewalks.

San Francisco Just Put the Brakes on Delivery Robots


San Francisco, land of unrestrained tech wealth and the attendant hoodies and $29 loaves of bread, just said whoa whoa whoa to delivery robots.

Over one third of shoppers ditch friends to shop with Alexa or Siri


SaaS had a major impact on the way companies consume cloud services. This ebook looks at how the as a service trend is spreading and transforming IT jobs. Shoppers are torn between shopping online, and in-store but many have never used a chatbot to help them get the best deals online according to a new survey. Applet services automation platform IFTTT recently surveyed over 1,000 U.S. consumers ahead of this holiday rush to take a pulse on their shopping expectations when it comes to retail technologies, and discounts. It wanted to understand what plans brands have for their customers.

Starting a Robotics Company? Sell a Service, Not a Robot

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

If you want to start a robot company, plan to kick off by selling a service performed by robots, not the robots themselves. That was the message of robot startup founders and investors speaking at HAX demo day this week. HAX is a five-year-old hardware accelerator based in Shenzhen, China, and San Francisco. "I'm a big fan of going out and doing a service with a robot, competing with other businesses that provide that service, rather than trying to sell a $100,000 robot," said Nathan Harding, co-founder of Ekso Bionics and now co-founder and CEO of Wink Robotics, a still-mostly-stealthy company intending to bring robotics technology into the beauty salon industry. "So," Harding continued, "if you design a bricklaying robot, go out and bid on projects that involve laying bricks….

Venture gears up to field test self-driving delivery robot

The Japan Times

Tokyo-based venture ZMP Inc. may begin field testing a self-driving delivery robot in August intended as an alternative to aerial delivery drones as Japan grapples with a growing labor shortage. The box-shaped CarriRo Delivery robot, which is 133 cm long and 109 cm high, is designed to run on sidewalks and carry loads of up to 100 kg, ZMP said. "Our delivery robot is more suitable than drones when it comes to delivering heavy products like food items," said ZMP Chief Executive Officer Hisashi Taniguchi. The company has teamed up with sushi delivery firm Ride On Express Co. to test a prototype of the autonomous vehicle on private property. The robot, which is equipped with cameras and sensors and can steer itself at a maximum speed of 6 kph, selects delivery routes on its own using a pre-loaded map.