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Old 01-18-2019, 12:47 PM
 
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should this be a thing ?:
https://www.universalhub.com/2019/it...ries-robot-car

they also have cleaner bots navigated by persons in the philippines:
https://www.universalhub.com/2019/ro...etts-stop-shop

so not sure about the legality of the remote car thing (would they require a mass license ?).
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Eventually, maybe.

Soon (for nearly all values of soon), no.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:53 PM
 
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We had this for decades minus the robot part. You can make a deal with one of those farm to door delivery companies. They send you a box of food each week or you pick what you want.

The service hasn't grown more than it has, can't see adding a robot to mix will make it more popular
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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We had this for decades minus the robot part. You can make a deal with one of those farm to door delivery companies. They send you a box of food each week or you pick what you want.

The service hasn't grown more than it has, can't see adding a robot to mix will make it more popular
It's one of those services that has always been around - think of all the jokes and '50s tropes about the grocery delivery boy, or the massive attempt WebVan ca. 2002, and the mostly yupscale services now like BlueApron. I don't think it's really ever going to work any better than it has historically, no matter how many robots, apps and Bluetooth connections are involved.

Nearly every grocery store is adding online shopping, which meets the whole problem halfway and pretty much obviates the need to have the box delivered to your door.

Grocery delivery at present is another one of those darlings of the millennial crowd, and it works just fabulously in the millennial colonies. Not so well out in the... larger world.
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Old Today, 12:40 PM
 
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Well doesn't that just beet all? It seems bananas though and could leave some foot traffic in a pickle.
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