1. Robot Food Delivery Hits Campuses
Starship Technologies has launched their own delivery service for food and groceries at two US universities using self-driving robots. Now, they want to expand it throughout all US university campuses.
The San Francisco-based startup announced on Tuesday that “it will expand this service to 100 universities over the next two years” with $40 million of new funding. Companies like Amazon, Google and UPS also see an opportunity “to bring their customers things they need much faster, more cheaply” and convenient. Since colleges aren’t so easily served by food delivery apps like Uber Eats or DoorDash, “Starship has found a niche in this new market, saying it’s receiving heavy demand from college campuses” for their battery-powered, six-wheeled mini-robots.
Click here to read more about Starship’s bot.
2. Trump’s New Immigration Policy
Trump’s new administration rules state that they will deny green cards to legal immigrants if they rely on public assistance. Due to this change, 3 more states and New York City filed a federal lawsuit yesterday. “The Trump administration’s thinly veiled efforts to only allow those who meet their narrow ethnic, racial and economic criteria to enter our nation is a clear violation of our laws and our values,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is leading the latest legal problem with the president’s immigration policies. Even though this would go into effect in October, “more than 15 other states are separately challenging the rules.”
(Source: Fox News)
3. Electric Munk
Worshiping a robot sounds crazy right? Well, it gets even crazier!