7-Eleven and drone delivery startup Flirtey have partnered up to make convenience stores all the more convenient. Earlier this month, Flirtey delivered a customer’s 7-Eleven order by drone to their home. The drone delivery took place on July 10 in Reno, Nevada, the state where Flirtey is headquartered. The “historic
Even the U.S. Army wants to have some fun flying multicopters. CyPhy Works has released information that the U.S. Army’s Rapid Equipping Force (REF) has ordered one of CyPhy Works’ drones, the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications System (PARC). The system operates via a patented microfilament tethered to a power system. In fact,
Artificial intelligence is, for the most part, a field of computer science stowed away in university laboratories and skunkworks research centers. Anki disagrees with this notion. The company launched to market in 2015 with OVERDRIVE, an intelligent take on slot cars. Since then, Anki has been adamant that artificial intelligence
Forget those human security guards. Why not hire a hunk of metal for $7 an hour? Uber is upping its parking lot security with robots. The ride-sharing service has tasked K5, a poor man’s R2-D2 built by Silicon Valley startup Knightscope, with monitoring one of its San Francisco parking lots.
Robots are taking our burger-flipping jobs. Based out of San Francisco is Momentum Machines, a startup aiming to serve up gourmet burgers using robots. A few years ago, the startup unveiled its burger-making robot designed to crank out 400 burgers an hour. Now, first reported by Tech Insider, Momentum Machines
Starship Technologies, founded by co-founders of the well-known instant messaging and video communication platform Skype, is a robotics development company aiming to revolutionize the delivery of packages in your local area. After a long development period, Starship Technologies has received approval to test their ground-delivery robot in Washington D.C. What
When he’s not scooting around on your desk, he’s snoozing atop his charging dock. Cozmo is the brainchild of toy car company Anki and Pixar veteran Carlos Baena. He’s a little robot with big character and a creature that looks like a bulldozer but behaves like Pixar’s WALL-E. Cozmo is
Tending a flock of twenty-some 3D printers is practically a full-time gig. You’ve got to unload parts, keep the print bed sticky, and tap endless buttons to keep each printer going. Sure you can tend to your machines by hand, but the folks over at Tend.ai have developed a faster,