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Old 06-25-21, 04:10 PM
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Robots in the bike lane

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If they really want to reduce the number of cars, put the pizza robots in the car lanes and keep them out of the bike lanes.
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I'll take a couple dozen of those if you'll take the guy that rides this thing on our MUP...

https://www.streetstrider.com/produc...kaAp8XEALw_wcB


It goes from one side of the trail to the other so you never know if it's safe to pass. Thankfully the guy slows up or stops when he sees others, and evidently it wears him out too much to ride more than once or twice a year. <grin>
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Push the robot over and see if it can get up by itself.
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rather have drones delivering it. "Pie in the sky" "On Cloud Pie
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Old 06-25-21, 05:41 PM
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Not to mention the fact that robots steal old people’s medicine.
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Old 06-25-21, 05:49 PM
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Not to mention the fact that robots steal old people’s medicine.
dont be messin with muah geritol!!
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dont be messin with muah geritol!!
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Can you draft behind them?
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Can you draft behind them?
cheesy thing to do, don't you think?
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When they have robot craft beer delivery you can draft those.

I was shocked to see the Noid in a recent Domino’s commercial. I figured he was buried forever
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
cheesy thing to do, don't you think?
Is that a loaded question?
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Litigation should be interesting when a robot in a bike lane causes a serious injury to a cyclist.
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Is that a loaded question?
it's a topping before you get to the other gooey layers.
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Litigation should be interesting when a robot in a bike lane causes a serious injury to a cyclist.
r2d2 vs Fred ?
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I'm not happy with that at all. 15 mph might be a little slow for the bicycles I see on street paths, and I could see them being used on the local MUP. I'd think drones would be more cost effective, but that'll depend on the weight/size of the order.
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
I'm not happy with that at all. 15 mph might be a little slow for the bicycles I see on street paths, and I could see them being used on the local MUP. I'd think drones would be more cost effective, but that'll depend on the weight/size of the order.
Drones would never fly around here. Literally, grounded as in too heavy of a load. The amount & frequency of deliveries for food is scary. Door dash & other like services run nonstop around the area. Almost worse than the endless lawnmowers going all week & weekend.
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Old 06-25-21, 06:58 PM
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Push the robot over and see if it can get up by itself.
The ones I saw can't right themselves. I was really bored today and was looking at drones. The air delivery by drones is coming soon. Dominoes, Pizza Hut and others have already been up and running for several years in other countries. Amazon and others have approval and are working on the infrastructure for it. So it looks like there could soon be a market for armored windshields and steel helmets. Uber eats has been up and running with the little 6 wheeled delivery robots for thousands of hours in northern California and claims that there has been no vandalism yet.
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post

I was shocked to see the Noid in a recent Domino’s commercial. I figured he was buried forever
IKR What’s up with that?
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r2d2 vs Fred ?
D2R2 is a great bike event.
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Old 06-25-21, 07:18 PM
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Uber eats has been up and running with the little 6 wheeled delivery robots for thousands of hours in northern California and claims that there has been no vandalism yet.
It has to carry things that most folks would want. Pack it with booze & sliders, it wont make it outta the dock!
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no cars on the mup

will see what happens when criminals start to pray on these things
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at least bicycle tire manufacturers can leverage off of it eventually. "Protection against punctures caused by robots & robot debris, a revolutionary compound!"
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I'll take a couple dozen of those if you'll take the guy that rides this thing on our MUP...

https://www.streetstrider.com/produc...kaAp8XEALw_wcB


It goes from one side of the trail to the other so you never know if it's safe to pass. Thankfully the guy slows up or stops when he sees others, and evidently it wears him out too much to ride more than once or twice a year. <grin>
Sure it wasn't a Trikke? Street Striders generally go straight. Trikke propulsion requires carving back and forth:

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