San Francisco Declares War on Food Delivery Robots

May 17, 2017

Sidewalk safety and jobs are the top concerns

America, it seems, is not ready for the inevitable robot takeover. Some cities, such as D.C. and San Francisco, are already host to small carrier bots that keep food hot (or cool) while transporting it to its destination. But San Francisco, one of the most tech-forward cities in the world, is trying to slam the breaks on food delivery robots.

Norman Yee, a long-time San Francisco supervisor, proposed new legislation this week that would ban autonomous robots from city streets, Recode reports. Yee believes the bots could take jobs away from