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Borough backs delivery robot trial despite legal questions

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Andrew Forster
05 March 2018
 

The London Borough of Richmond is planning to host a trial of a goods delivery robot on pavements, but is still seeking clarity on the legality of the vehicles. 

Starship Technologies has approached Richmond to trial what is known as a personal delivery device (PDD). The six-wheeled robot has nine on-board cameras, and audio and movement sensors.  

Starship, a company founded by the co-founders of Skype, is already trialling the robots in the London Borough of Southwark and Milton...

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