Starship Technologies plans to put more delivery robots on city streets after new funding

by • 4 years ago

The company recently raised another 5 million. It's also hired an Airbnb veteran as its new CEO.

Mini smart city drives research on fuel efficiency for connected autonomous vehicles

by • 5 years ago

Using data from driving simulators and a scaled-down city model, university researchers aim to reduce fuel consumption in the next-gen vehicles by 20 percent.

Ohio greenlights sidewalk robots in latest budget

by • 5 years ago

Robotics leader Starship Technologies has successfully lobbied the state legislature to legalize sidewalk robots, the fifth state to open its walkways as potential testing ground.

Boston Courtyard Festival brings together local tech innovators

by • 5 years ago

In an attempt to build on a thriving community of local technology startups and civic technology efforts, city leaders are gathering entrepreneurs to share their work.

AI could save government $41 billion, report says

by • 5 years ago

Technologies like computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing will transform government at all levels sooner than people think, researchers report.

Smart city pilots present a prime opportunity for federal funding, congresswoman says

by • 5 years ago

Washington state Democrat Suzan DelBene says emerging projects are worthy of federal support — but don't expect long-term funding for major developments.

How a spying drone led Texas tech chief to an emerging tech epiphany

by • 5 years ago

After a run-in with a rogue drone, Todd Kimbriel encourages state technology leaders to prepare thoroughly for a world of rapidly emerging technologies.

As drones become a norm in police work, one California law agency explains why it bought in

by • 5 years ago

A new report shows that 2016 was a banner year for police drone purchasing. Police in Chula Vista share why the technology is so alluring.

Sidewalk delivery drones aren't quite ready for government service

by • 5 years ago

One chief information officer said the emerging industry of land-based delivery robots presents challenges around safety, privacy and logistics.