Autonomous Delivery

George Mason is sharing the details of an automated food delivery service on campus.

A fleet of Starship Robots
A fleet of Starship Robots

These are the same bots that had at one point been slated to be navigating Austin’s streets.  Good to see Starship Technologies still plugging away at the problem.

Still curious how we could use the work in this area to change the way libraries transport our volumes around our campuses.

update 2019-02-04:

Adding a link to Amazon Scout:

Meet Scout: Field testing a new delivery system with Amazon Scout.
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/transportation/meet-scout

And also to LG CLOI:

A robot that actively engages with people, providing information
and services such as escort, ordering, delivery, shopping and cleaning.

https://www.lg.com/global/lg-thinq-appliances/cloi

Collective Efficacy

Just adding a note to myself for a topic to dig into at some point.  – Collective Efficacy but mentioned in a way as to be less controlling as the definition found on the wikipedia page.

A Google Talk that is worth listening to: