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Uber is expanding its use of self-driving vehicles by announcing that it will soon deploy sidewalk robots in Miami. Cartken, an Oakland-based AI firm, will supply the six-wheeled delivery robots. Cartken’s robots are electric, with a boot that can hold about two dozen pounds of goods and a number of integrated cameras that can be used to detect impediments and direct the robot to its destination.

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Magna, an auto supplier, manufactures Cartken’s robots. Uber is becoming more comfortable with the use of self-driving vehicles for ride-hailing trips and deliveries. In Las Vegas, Uber is also advertising Motional’s robotaxis for ride-hailing clients on its app.

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