Ohio Approves Sidewalk Robots Less Than 90 Pounds and Under 10 MPH

Published by , July 10, 2017 12:22 pm

(StateScoop)  Delivery robot developer Starship Technologies will now be able to expand their testing, and eventual operations, into Ohio following the approval of the state budget on Wednesday. Ohio is the fifth U.S. state to legalize the burgeoning technology. Ohio’s new law will allow unmanned robots weighing less than 90 pounds and traveling under 10 miles per hour to operate on sidewalks and crosswalks, as long as the robot can be remotely disabled by a human who is monitoring the robot at all times.
The Redwood, California-based company has begun testing their machines in the California cities of Redwood City, Sunnyvale, and San Carlos, alongside Washington D.C.; London; Hamburg, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; and Bern, Switzerland.

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