IF YOU LIVE in Southern California and you’ve ordered one of those fancy new smart refrigerators in the past few weeks, it may have hitched a ride to you on a robotruck.Read more
As if letting digital giants like Google and Facebook into almost every aspect of your life wasn’t enough, now Amazon is offering to physically come into your house.Read more
Flirtey has partnered with a Reno, Nevada-based ambulance service in hopes of using drones to deliver portable defibrillators to 911 callers reporting symptoms of cardiac arrest.Read more
Jeff Baxter’s sunflower-yellow Kenworth truck shines as bright and almost as big as the sun. Four men clean the glistening cab in the hangar-like truck wash at Iowa 80, the world’s largest truck stop.Read more
Engineers at MIT are working on instilling robots with “socially aware” navigation, allowing them to observe humans’ code of pedestrian conduct.Read more
Amazon’s blimps will have company in the sky, according to a new patent revealing that Walmart too wants to develop the aircraft.
The discount retail giant has been granted a patent for ‘gas-filled carrier aircrafts’ that would serve as airborne bases for fleets of delivery drones.Read more
Small convoys of partially self-driving lorries will be tried out on major British roads by the end of next year, the government has announced.
A contract has been awarded to the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to carry out the tests of vehicle “platoons”.Read more
In the late 1990s, my father became a thief.
He would stay up late in his office upstairs, his desk perched where my bed used to be. The green glow of the CRT reflecting off his forehead in the dark, he would sit nearly motionless, hour after hour.Read more
If delivery drones become widespread, then creating aircraft control systems to stop them from crashing into one another is going to be a big challenge.Read more
NIKLAS OSTBERG spent much of his youth as a competitive cross-country skier in Sweden. A decade ago he founded a firm that matched online pizza orders to restaurants. It grew into Delivery Hero.Read more
Amazon’s has made a patent application for a huge beehive-like multi storey tower that would act as a parking hub for a gigantic swarm of delivery drones.Read more