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Rolling Robots To Be Test Marketed In D.C

  • Re/code, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:05 AM

The first autonomous robots to deliver packages straight to your front door won’t be flying — they’ll be rolling around on six wheels. Starship Technologies, an Estonia-based startup created by two Skype co-founders, Janus Friis and Ahti Heinla, is slated to begin testing its autonomous delivery robot to bring groceries and restaurant takeout to Washington, D.C., homes and businesses this fall. It’s the first U.S. municipality to approve ground-based robots to roll around on city sidewalks.

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