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Robots are about to make your beer runs

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In the future, your beer will be delivered by by robots that look like big beetles out to set up a golf course. 

Virginia became the first state in the union on Wednesday to legally allow robots to use sidewalks and crosswalks just like us humans. 

The impetus for the new law is Starship Technologies, which is looking to use its beetle bots to deliver packages or groceries or beer or whatever else you can stuff inside.

The bots won’t be allowed to beef up beyond 50 pounds or zip around at anything above 10 miles per hour, though that’s still the pace of someone running pretty quickly down the block. They do, however, have a little flag so they don’t blindside folks who will inevitably trip over them while looking at their phones.  Read more…

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