Will Delivery Robots be Banned in San Francisco?

May 17, 2017

Tech savvy San Francisco is proposing legislation to ban delivery robots. San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee says the robots might not be safe. “Our streets and our sidewalks are made for people, not robots.” Yee asks whether the elderly, children or those with disabilities will be able to move out of the robot’s way as it rolls down the sidewalk. The San Francisco Supervisor also wonders if delivery robots will take away jobs. But this is fear mongering and central planning. Where technology, such as robots, replace human labor, it increases productivity and makes more products available to the market.