Food delivery robots to arrive in Sacramento: What you need to know

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The city of Sacramento announced Tuesday it plans to bring food delivery robots to town as part of a pilot program with company Kiwi Campus, Inc. The service works much like other food delivery companies, such as DoorDash, Grubhub and Postmates. But, instead of a person delivering the food, a robot drops it off […]

DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

DoorDash  has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labsas its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this comes after DoorDash acquired Caviar in a deal worth $410 million. Scotty Labs,  a tele-operations company that is working on technology to enable people to remotely control self-driving cars, raised a $6 million seed round from […]

Uber Eats will test drone delivery in San Diego this summer

As the second day of the Uber Elevate summit kicked off in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, the transportation company unveiled an important update about the future of your burgers and fries. Uber Eats will begin testing food drone delivery in San Diego, CA this summer. The first food partner for the test is McDonald’s, but the program will […]

Self-driving delivery van startup Gatik AI comes out of stealth with Walmart partnership

Gatik AI,  an autonomous vehicle startup that came out of stealth Thursday with $4.5 million in funding and Walmart  as a customer, is aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics. The company, which operates out of Palo Alto and Toronto, isn’t deploying autonomous delivery bots built for sidewalks, nor is it aiming for self-driving […]

Kiwi’s food delivery bots are rolling out to 12 more colleges

If you’re a student at UC Berkeley, the diminutive rolling robots from Kiwi are probably a familiar sight by now, trundling along with a burrito inside to deliver to a dorm or apartment building. Now students at a dozen more campuses will be able to join this great, lazy future of robotic delivery as Kiwi expands […]

FedEx partners with Walmart, Pizza Hut to test last-mile delivery robot

(Reuters) – FedEx Corp this summer plans to begin testing a robot to handle home deliveries for partners ranging from Walmart Inc to Pizza Hut. Shippers, retailers and restaurants are experimenting with robots, drones and self-driving cars in a bid to use automation to drive down the high cost of delivering gadgets, groceries and even […]

Starship deploys autonomous delivery bots on a college campus

Starship,  an autonomous delivery robot startup, is deploying its first batch of robots as part of a commercial service. Starting today, Starship will begin delivering food to the 40,000 students, faculty and staff at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.  in partnership with Sodexo, a food and facilities management company. Starship says the deliveries take 15 […]

Walmart taps startup Udelv to test autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona

More autonomous vehicles are poised to descend on Arizona. This time, Walmart  has signed a deal with startup Udelv to test the use of autonomous vans to deliver online grocery orders to customers. Under the agreement, Udelv will provide its second-generation autonomous delivery van, called the Newton, to Walmart to deliver groceries in Surprise, Arizona. The trial […]

Cruise and DoorDash to test food delivery using self-driving cars in San Francisco

Cruise is partnering with DoorDash  to pilot food and grocery delivery in San Francisco using self-driving vehicles. The companies announced Thursday that the testing program will begin in early 2019 with an initial focus on the San Francisco market. …The program will be available to select DoorDash customers, who will be able to receive deliveries from restaurants via […]

Ford partners with Walmart and Postmates to test autonomous grocery delivery

Ford is partnering with Walmart  and Postmates to test the business of delivering goods like groceries and pet food using self-driving vehicles. The pilot project is focused on Miami-Dade County, according to Ford’s announcement Wednesday. This is an area where Ford is already embedded and testing out what a commercial self-driving vehicle business might look like through collaborations with […]