Delivery drones permitted only in low-foot traffic zones after Tuesday vote It’s 2017. And in the Bay Area, robots currently drive cars, conduct home tours, clobber each other in prize fights, and guard local dogs. But machines must step lightly if they try to step onto a San Francisco sidewalk.
On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of strict regulation that bars autonomous delivery robots from most city streets.
San Francisco traffic is awful — but apparently not the worst in the United States, as annual data from the popular driving navigation app Waze reveals.
A 400-pound robot deployed in San Francisco to fight crime at an animal shelter facility was fired amid complaints that it was being used to harass a sizeable homeless population in the neighborhood.
The robot, really a moveable video monitor, is the brainchild of Zenplace, a rental management company based in San Francisco and expanding quickly across the nation.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Delivery robots in San Francisco will need permits before they can roam city sidewalks under legislation approved by city supervisors. San Francisco has struggled to regulate hometown startups that grew too popu...