SoftBank Robotics’ Pepper robot will now take your pizza order courtesy of MasterCard and Pizza Hut. Pepper is a customer service robot primarily used in Asia to assist customers in stores and booths, but now it has learned how to take customers’ pizza orders. The order-taking service is powered by MasterCard’s digital payment system,
nuTonomy is a Singapore-based startup developing a fleet of self-driving taxis to make transportation more readily available. With companies like Google and Uber revving up their efforts for self-driving cars, nuTonomy is aiming to outpace the competition by launching commercial offerings by 2018. The startup announced today that it has
Update: A teaser of the Xiaomi Drone has surfaced on Youtube. According to the video’s description, the drone is rumored to record 4K video and cost $600. A white version of the drone will be available along with other variations. Xiaomi, the Chinese company known for its high-quality, budget consumer
Uber has finally revealed its first foray into self-driving cars. Their new ride, a custom hybrid Ford Fusion with “radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras,” is collecting mapping data and testing its new self-driving capabilities in Pittsburgh. The company’s still in the early stages of its self-driving car technology, so
Google may be ditching their efforts with military robots, but their Android operating system is now powering more friendly, social robots like SoftBank Robotics’ (formerly Aldebaran) Pepper. Announced by SoftBank at Google’s I/O developer conference today, Pepper will be receiving an Android SDK (software development kit) for developers to build apps
Compiler is a weekly article that gathers the best stories on robots and drones from the past week. From stories on our blog to other popular sites, here are the week’s best stories you don’t want to miss. Dispatch Ground Delivery Robots The race to deliver by robot is on.
The race to deliver by robot is on. A San Francisco-based startup, Dispatch, has joined the ground delivery trend with their robot, Carry. The startup, founded by a team of roboticists from MIT, UPenn, Princeton, and Stanford, plans on offering a simple, affordable on-demand delivery through a fleet of autonomous robots. Carry is
While Alphabet may be looking to sell off Boston Dynamics due to a lack of “marketable products,” the parent company still has a number of robotics companies under its corporate umbrella. SCHAFT, a Tokyo-based robotics company known for whooping robot ass in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, unveiled today their latest