Mercedes-Benz has its eyes on drone delivery. The automaker announced today a “multi-million dollar” partnership with drone startup Matternet. The startup has developed autonomous drone logistics systems to serve for the future of delivery, and unveiled today its second generation of drones, Matternet M2. Mercedes-Benz and Matternet have teamed up
Watercooler covers offbeat news, zealous speculation, and outlandish rumors on robotics and drones. Grab, an Uber rival that’s popular in Southeast Asia, is partnering with self-driving taxi startup nuTonomy, according to Buzzfeed. nuTonomy is a Singapore-based startup that, just last week, began offering rides in its self-driving taxis. The newly-christened
Well, that was fast. After a couple months of covering the startup, nuTonomy has officially launched its fleet of self-driving taxis in Singapore. The public trial, announced today by the startup, will offer residents of Singapore’s one-north district a no-cost ride in a nuTonomy self-driving taxi. Like Uber, customers will summon
Buildings, trees, flagpoles, powerlines, and even people. These are all obstructions your drone doesn’t agree with. Luckily, there’s drone insurance for pilots keen on keeping their drones protected during flight. Verifly is an on-demand drone insurance service that only charges pilots (commercial and recreational) when they’re flying. Purchasing a policy with
A drone that can deliver essential medical supplies 16 times as fast as a human-operated vehicle is life-saving technology. California-based startup Zipline speed delivers medicine and blood via drone, reaching even the most remote of places. The startup was founded by Keller Rinaudo (who also founded Romotive) and launched in 2014.
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be more competition in the self-driving vehicle industry, another contender joins the race. Auro Robotics, a young technology startup focusing on the development of self-driving vehicles, is looking to hire a vehicle safety driver. Nalin Gupta, Jit Ray Chowdhury, and Srinivas Reddy founded the
nuTonomy has partnered with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to launch trials of its on-demand driverless taxi service, according to a new press release issued by the company. The partnership is set to push the company’s development efforts forward in Singapore as it gears up to launch its commercial driverless
If connected play, gamified warfare, and mech robots are your thing, start funding Ganker on Indiegogo right now. Akin to MegaBots and Reach Robotics, albeit smaller and less spider-like, Ganker robots are miniaturized mechs made to play war against each other on a digital and physical battleground. The robots fire