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‘This is the future,’ Austin restaurants use robot delivery in Mueller neighborhood

Posted on AllSides May 22nd, 2024

AUSTIN (KXAN) — What if your food delivery came via a robot? Some restaurants in Austin turned to artificial intelligence to help find cost-effective solutions to meet the rising demand for delivery services. Austin-based company Avride is behind the autonomous delivery robot seen around the Mueller neighborhood. “They can detect other objects, pedestrians, bicycles, cars, assess their speeds, distances to them, and plan their route accordingly,” said Avride’s Head of Communications Yulia Shveyko. Shveyko said the robots will slow down before crossing the street and will yield to cars. “Robots...

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