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San Francisco bans robots from most sidewalks

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.
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