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The robot delivering your meal might have a human driver

Jun 27, 2023
Food delivery robots are popping up across America with varying levels of autonomy. A company called Coco employs remote pilots.
Chef Rita Huda looks out from her restaurant, Rita’s Gate of India, in Santa Monica, California. Remotely piloted robots deliver some of its orders.
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France cracks down on "dark store" meal delivery services

Dec 27, 2022
In some of Paris' neighborhoods, residents have had enough of so-called "dark stores" that offer home grocery and meal deliveries.
Scooters that make deliveries for a “dark store” in Paris are parked in a residential neighborhood. Some residents say these delivery services are noisy and have had a negative impact on their quality of life in the city.
John Laurenson

For seniors on Medicare, there are new offerings that may be appealing during COVID-19

Oct 15, 2020
Some supplemental plans offer benefits that are related to health care, like access to meal delivery services or transportation to medical appointments.
EMS medics treat a senior with COVID-19 symptoms in Houston, Texas.
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