A look back at a week Tesla might like to forget (Autopilot crash reports, disappointing delivery numbers, another top departure), plus news about a robotic glove, 3D printing developments and more in this first regular Friday feature.
Starship Technologies uses autonomous robots to deliver packages within two or three miles — and while the trips are limited to England and Germany now, the tech will be here in the United States later this year.
The Chinese appliance giant purchased a quarter of the German robotics company from investor Voith, with another block of stock from billionaire businessman Friedhelm Loh.
Amazon has been famously tight-lipped about its robotics goals since purchasing Kiva four years ago. By shutting off outside sales of the robots, though, it has opened the door for plenty of would-be competitors.