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Robot Package Delivery Program To Start Testing Near Walmart HQ

A major experiment is set to begin soon on the campus of the University of Arkansas that could determine how retailers use robots, also known as autonomous terrestrial drones, to make deliveries. Beginning April 1, London-based Starship Enterprises will be turning heads on the rolling hills of the University of Arkansas campus as an important experiment gets underway to gauge human interaction with autonomous land-based vehicles. Starship’s founders, the folks who created Skype, plan to operate the small, six-wheeled vehicles for the first time in the U.S. in hopes of demonstrating how the vehicle can revolutionize last mile deliveries. The vehicle travels at a maximum speed of four miles per hour and is capable of transporting two to three bags of groceries via sidewalks within a four mile radius for as little as $1, according to the company.

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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , March 30, 2016 at 9:32 a.m.

    Can someone tell me why we are in such a big hurry to have robots do everything?  Anybody think this through about JOBS, that provide income, so people can buy stuff, that needs to be delivered?   Hi-Tech Morons will be the downfall of our economy.  Just because you can develop something, doesn't mean it's best for society.

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