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Last-Mile Delivery Robots Making a Comeback After Initial Bans  


Last-mile delivery robots are making a comeback with funding by VCs, and with cooperation with local governments to get needed permits. Nuro is working with FedEx on pilot deliveries in the Houston area. (Photo courtesy Nuro.) 
By John P. Desmond, Editor, AI Trends  
The last-mile delivery market for autonomous delivery robots is poised to make a comeback, with startups raising money and partnerships working to get needed permission from local governments.  
The autonomous vehicle delivery market was interrupted in 2017, when the city of San Francisco instituted a ban. Some pedestrians had complained that the delivery robots crowded the sidewalks and …

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