Uber hired a robot to patrol its parking lot and it’s way cheaper than a security guard

Uber drivers who pay a visit to the company’s inspection lot near Mission Bay in San Francisco will be met with a rather strange sight: a five-foot-tall, white, egg-shaped robot wheeling around the lot, on the look-out for trouble.

droid-1-992x558Self-Driving Robots To Deliver Food In London

Six-wheeled delivery robots which trundle along at 4mph will soon be used to deliver meals to homes around London.

The self-driving robots can navigate through city streets using a GPS tracker coupled with on-board cameras and sensors.

  • Brenda

    It looks like a cross between R2D2 and a giant suppository!
    But seriously, if too many kids decide to beat up on the robots, won’t they get costly to repair or replace, thus negating their advantage compared to human workers?

    • My thoughts too. If a yout is hungry, what’s to stop him?

    • john700

      And not hiring a security guard would be much cheaper and yield same results.

      The robot is cheap until it has to deal with troublemakers.

    • Bataviawillem

      That’s where the 60,000 volt probe comes in.

  • That top one looks like a Dalek, and the bottom one a roving portable toilet.

    • Goodbye Security guards!

    • Exile1981

      I for one welcome our new dalek overlords…. though i prefer the clasic blue ones best

  • Dana Garcia

    Immigrant workers are therefore unnecessary going forward, right?

    Not that they were ever needed; they are just cheaper. Just to be clear.

  • tom_billesley

    The food delivery robot wouldn’t get far in Venezuela.