South Korean Government Accelerates Law Changes to Allow Sidewalk Robots
Autonomous robots will be allowed as soon as next year.
Self-driving robots will be allowed on Korean sidewalks as soon as next year, thanks to changes being made to the law there, according to a story yesterday in Business Korea.
Revisions to the law will put autonomous robots on sidewalks two years ahead of the country’s original plan.
Korea’s robot-friendly moves comes just one month after the city of Toronto, Canada enacted a ban on similar sidewalk robots.
There is a difference between being able to do something, and being allowed to do it. The technology that powers autonomous robot delivery is definitely here and mature, now we just need to see how local governments around the world allow it to happen (or not).