Today on Robotics Trends
Flirtey Delivery Drone Donated to Smithsonian
Flirtey's delivery drone that completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery in the United States has been accepted into the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
MIT 4D Maps Help Robots Avoid Moving Obstacles
MIT researchers have developed a decentralized planning algorithm that can help teams of robots handle both stationary and moving obstacles, and do so with reduced communications bandwidth.
Self-Driving Car Coalition to Accelerate Time to Market
Ford, Google, Lyft, Uber and Volvo, have formed the "Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets" coalition to speed up the time to market for self-driving cars. The coalition will "work with lawmakers, regulators and the public to realize the safety and societal benefits of self-driving vehicles."