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
Delivery robots, a sci-fi idea that recently entered real-world testing, would be banned from San Francisco sidewalks under legislation Supervisor Norman Yee introduced on Tuesday.
“I want to keep our sidewalks safe for people,” Yee said.Read more
GLIDERS OFFER MANY advantages on the battlefield, not the least of which are low cost and silent operation—two things the military loves. That explains their prevalence during World War II, when the Allies used them to land troops and material.Read more
What’s made from plywood, metal fixings, and some hobbyist electronics? Not your child’s next school project, but a prototype drone being tested by the U.S. Marines.Read more
ELON Musk has prompted another flurry of speculation with a single tweet. But unlike hyperloop, this one makes sense: an electric big rig.
The busiest man in tech already faces looming deadlines for getting a battery factory up to speed, the Model 3 out the door, and a secret payload (probably a spy satellite) into orbit.Read more
Marble delivery robots are being tested by Yelp Eat24 in San Francisco’s Mission and Potrero Hill areas. This is the first partnership for Marble, a San Francisco-based startup, which also announced a $4 million in seed funding led by Eclipse and including Maven Ventures, Amplify Partners and Lemnos Labs.Read more
Ramona Saucedo has been on the road for nearly two months, and she’s ready to get back home. Standing in front of a dusty white truck in the parking lot of a Flying J truck stop, she fingers her iPhone as she waits for a call from her business partner, who is checking on her progress.Read more
Starsky Robotics is the second self-driving truck startup to come out of the woodwork in less than one week, but it’s approach is unlike any self-driving truck we’ve seen to date.Read more
They’re not quite the Mars rover, but these Earth-based robots provide a service of a different sort: delivery. London-based Starship Technologies, already piloting robot delivery services in the District of Columbia and Redwood City, California, and elsewhere across the globe, has now won that right in Virginia.Read more