Thursday, June 28, 2018


There are a lot of people who don't want to trust themselves in driverless cars, but they will trust their groceries.

One of the things that is a big problem with driverless vehicles is that scenarios have to be programmed into it where it "chooses" what to do when it has no good options. (Like the Trolly problem, where you can kill four by doing one thing, or one if you choose to intervene.)

A driverless vehicle on the road will be more tolerable if it's programmed to sacrifice itself no matter what, defer to other traffic, no matter what, etc.

Saw these bots in a smaller version at CES. Very good idea -- could significantly increase the productivity 

Such devices are going to need sensors, and probably video in and out as well.


Kroger announced plans Thursday to partner with driverless car company Nuro to deliver groceries using its autonomous vehicles.
The partnership comes as the U.S.'s largest grocery players continue to tackle the expensive challenge of "last mile delivery" — the final step in getting a product to a shopper's home. It is a feat that is particularly perilous when dealing with fragile products like fresh food. It is further complicated by populations that vary wildly across the U.S, with some far less dense that others.

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