Welcome to Episode 96 of The Robot Report Podcast, which brings conversations with robotics innovators straight to you. Join us each week for discussions with leading roboticists, innovative robotics companies and other key members of the robotics community.
This week, cohosts Steve Crowe and Mike Oitzman discuss the news this week about the ending of field testing of delivery robots in a partnership between Amazon and Fedex.
They also discuss the recent announcement by a group of leading legged robotics companies to dissuade users from weaponizing their robotics platforms. What are your thoughts about this proposal? Let us know in the comments, or leave us a voicemail.
Finally, this week, Mike talks to Eliot Horowitz, founder and CEO of Viam Inc. Viam launched the open beta of its new robotics platform. Viam provides an open-source robot architecture that turns complex functionality into simple APIs, with an integrated cloud service to orchestrate production deployments.
Links from today’s show:
- Viam open beta announcement
- Viam website
- Amazon ends testing of Scout delivery robots
- Open letter pledges not to weaponize robots
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