Idaho’s House Transportation Committee has approved a bill to allow “personal delivery robots” to travel on Idaho sidewalks just like motorized wheelchairs and Segways.
Starship Technologies Inc., a European tech company created the robot, which is 22 inches tall and can carry two bags of groceries.
There is no clear plan at this point as to how the robots will be used or who will use them, but it was important to get permission for them to use sidewalks as an early step of rolling their delivery services out.
The full House still has to vote on the matter and the Senate and then the governor has to agree. So don’t look for a robot to show up at your house with your groceries anytime soon, in other words.