Amazon and FedEx Push to Put Delivery Robots on Your Sidewalk
The companies are backing bills in more than a dozen states that would legalize the devices. Some bills would block cities from regulating them at all.
Lawmakers and lobbyists in several states that considered robot delivery bills said representatives for Amazon and FedEx seemed open to discussions and changes in the bills. Scott Mooneyham, of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, contrasts that approach with the early actions of scooter companies, which became notorious for dropping their electric devices on public sidewalks without giving local officials prior warning.