Estonia has allowed the use of robotic couriers
Skype Founders three years ago opened a new Starship Technologies company engaged in the development and couriers robots capable of carrying parcels through the streets at a speed of six kilometers per hour. These robots are already being tested in different countries, and a few days ago and the Estonian Parliament approved the idea of using robots couriers throughout the country.
In order for everything to be legitimate, the robot must be no more than one meter in height and no longer than 1, 2 meters. Robot 50 kilos weight is limited, and the housing must be white. Be sure and availability of the robot-carrier lights and reflectors. All these requirements by robots Starship Technologies match, so that very soon such carriers can carry out delivery across Estonia. At the end of last year Starship Technologies robots began testing in various countries. Now they can be found on the streets of 60 cities, but there they are in the semi-legal status and limited in scope, although in some cities and countries robots were allowed to move freely in the streets. In the US states of Virginia and Idaho, for example, adopted amendments to the laws governing the movement of robots on the streets, and in San Francisco, where the relevant legislation adopted earlier, on the contrary, did not appreciate the care robots for people and want to undo an amendment that allows their use .