Do Robots Have a Place on Our Sidewalks?

Robotics for All Podcast by AV&R

21-12-2021 • 1 hr 5 mins

In the 1st episode of this new season of Robotics for All Podcast by AV&R, Michael Muldoon host of our show, with Bern Grush, Executive Director of the Urban Robotics Foundation and Chief Innovation Officer at Harmonize Mobility, unpack Toronto City Council December 17th decision to ban robots on their streets and sidewalks.

In this conversation, we learn how Bern’s current work is critical to move this industry forward, as he has been drafting a technical standard, for ground-based automated mobility, specifically looking at Loading and Unloading at the curbside and on sidewalks. It is also fascinating to hear Bern’s perspective on this event.

To learn more about Bern Grush and the Urban Robotics Foundation:

➡️ https://www.linkedin.com/in/berngrush/

➡️ www.urbanroboticsfoundation.org

Links to the Tiny Mile mentioned in this podcast episode:

➡️ https://tinymile.ai/

And the Toronto City Council decision:

➡️ http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2021.IE26.12