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Are Robots Coming to a Sidewalk Near You?

Since 2017, 32 bills regulating or permitting "personal delivery devices"—sidewalk robots—have been introduced in 27 states.

September 14, 2021 - Next City

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Watch a Self-Driving Car Take Out an Autonomous Robot

Is this the future we've been waiting for?

January 11, 2019 - Daily Mail

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Anti-Homeless Robot Raises Eyebrows in San Francisco

File under 'high-tech urban dystopia.”

December 18, 2017 - Business Insider

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Small Oregon Town Welcomes Robotic Deliveries

The town of Philomath, Oregon has just approved the testing of robotic deliveries on public rights-of-way.

October 24, 2017 - Albany Democrat-Herald

Meet the Roving Robot Parking Attendant

They're not as cute as R2D2, but they have better intentions than a Cylon. Welcome our new robot parking attendants.

July 11, 2016 - Fusion

A Robot to Go the 'Last Mile'

Contrary to one some urbanists believe, some of the advancements of the new economy might better serve less dense, even suburban, environments. Example: a delivery robot created by the co-founders of Skype.

November 6, 2015 - The New York Times

Robot Roadbuilders of the Future

In 1958, it seemed all but inevitable that giant tree-chomping, asphalt-pouring machines would roam across the countryside leaving gleaming interstate highways in their wake.

December 17, 2011 - PaleoFuture

The City of the Future (Will Require the Necessary Infrastructure), Today

While some may be disappointed by how cities aren't yet swarming with robots and automated cars, Frank Swain writes that it's a matter of when we humans can tailor our landscapes to enable the new technology.

October 13, 2011 - Slate

Moon Base Could Be Built By 2020

Japan has announced plans to build a base on the moon by 2020. The base would be built and used by robots.

June 1, 2010 - Popular Science

Dreaming of Networked Cars

Brad Templeton dreams about a world of mini robot cars and the infrastructure savings that would result.

May 19, 2010 - Brad Ideas

The Robots Behind Interactive Architecture

Miles Kemp presents a slideshow on SEED exploring the emerging field of interactive architecture -- and the tiny robots that are enabling spaces and structures to adapt in real-time.

November 23, 2009 - Seed

Will Robots Build Your Next Project?

A brick wall is being built on a traffic island in New York without human hands. The robot doing the work is a brainchild of two architects as an illustration of 'digital materiality'.

October 29, 2009 - Science Daily

Sewer Robot Frees Up Streets

The Urban Mole is a proposed package delivery robot that uses existing sewer tunnels to deliver packages underground, taking delivery trucks off of the streets.

July 31, 2009 - Wired

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