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Robotics | IoT

Birth of a unicorn: Nuro gets $940M from SoftBank for driverless deliveries

  Nuro.ai, which is working on self-driving vehicles, said today that it has received $940 million from the SoftBank Vision Fund. This marks a major push in the ground delivery space and another move by SoftBank to take leadership in automation. Other investors in Mountain View, Calif.-based Nuro include Greylock Partners and Gaorong Capital. The…

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How neural networks help delivery robots navigate

This article was republished with permission from Starship Technologies’ blog. Starship Technologies is building a fleet of robots to deliver packages locally on demand. To successfully achieve this, the robots must be safe, polite and quick. But how do you get there with low computational resources and without expensive sensors such as LIDARs? This is…

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Starship delivery robots finding work on campuses

Starship Technologies, a delivery robot startup founded in 2015 by two Skype co-founders, is launching its autonomous delivery service at corporate and academic campuses in Europe and the US. For the last three months, Starship’s six-wheeled robots have been delivering food and office supplies around software company Intuit’s 4.3-acre campus in Mountain View, California. Ahti…

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How Self-Driving Cars Will Change It All—From Energy to Real Estate

In a presentation at Singularity University’s first annual Global Summit, Brad Templeton informed attendees, “Self-driving cars are going to change the world.” You may have heard that before—but if anyone has the credentials to back up a statement like this, it’s Templeton. A software architect, internet entrepreneur, and board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, he’s been a consultant on Google’s team designing a driverless car, and he regularly lectures and blogs about automated transportation…. read more