Robots now delivering Uber Eats in WeHo

Uber Eats unrolled a pilot program this week that uses robots to deliver select restaurant orders in West Hollywood.

Users who are WeHo residents can opt in to the have their deliveries brought to them by a robot or autonomous car with Level 4 autonomy.

When it arrives, you’ll get a notification containing a code. You use the code to unlock the robot or car, and then scoop up your items. West Hollywood is the first city in a planned nationwide rollout of the technology.

“Integrating autonomous, electric delivery options onto our platform from Motional and Serve Robotics is just the beginning of how we will harness this promising technology,” said Noah Zych, global GM for Uber’s autonomous mobility and delivery business, in a statement.

No word on which restaurants or how many cars/robots yet.

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Little 🙄🙄monster
Little 🙄🙄monster
4 months ago

These unnecessary robots are dehumanizing. Just because something appears to be a technological marvel of sorts does not mean we need it. Folks can act more responsibly in their capitalistic ventures.

Don’t lie down and get run over by this little devil because you feel it is inevitable.
🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

Randy
Randy
4 months ago

I would like to see a raise of hands, for the robot haters, who have ever used an automated checkout line at Whole Foods, Pavilions, etc.. I doubt that I will get a single hand raised.

I am not a fan of a job-killing machines. This is America, and this is capitalism. So this is what’s going to happen.

But I’m also not a fan of hypocrisy.

Peter Buckley
Peter Buckley
4 months ago

When one of these gets mugged (or crushed), and assuming it can navigate through the overcrowded weekend bars on the sidewalks, past scooter riders and over sleeping (or hungry) homeless, and finally can read the walk signs and arrows on San Vincente/Santa Monica, will they call the sheriff or one of Nika’s mental health specialists? I hope this is a joke.

L. Helmsley
L. Helmsley
4 months ago

Pretty sure the Public Facilities Commission and the Public Safety Commission recommended against robot delivery on our busy sidewalks and yet here they are.

Last edited 4 months ago by L. Helmsley
Stevie
Stevie
4 months ago

And this is what happens when you increase the minimum wage for entry level non-intelligent minded jobs. Companies do what they need to do, figure out a go around to eliminate the inflated expenses. Fast food ordering kiosks, self checkouts and now this, if only robots could be built to eliminate hotel housekeepers.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
4 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Soon the Nazis in Florida will be using robots to hand out flyers! The humanity!!!

Stevie
Stevie
4 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Only Nazis here in Florida are those visiting Congressional people from NY with her “boyfriend”,or the male Chinese spy lover from California, or maybe the female Governor from a “Great Lake state” or maybe those that distributes Anti-Semitic in BH or the OC, and vandalize at the UC San Diego.

08mellie
08mellie
4 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Stevie, well said.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
4 months ago
Reply to  Stevie

Wrong.

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-695770

Why are nazis so attracted to Florida?!

WehoFan
WehoFan
4 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Larry and Brandon- Please address these offensive comments from greeneyedguy. Casually calling people “nazis” should not be allowed on this platform.

Larry Block
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

Ive asked you a thousand times to stop sending in those dots, but do you listen? At least greeneyedguy says something.

WehoFan
WehoFan
4 months ago
Reply to  Larry Block

It’s disrespectful to Jewish people to throw around the term “nazis” just because someone disagrees with people in Florida.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
4 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

What are you talking about? Did you even read the article I linked?

A neo-nazi leader was arrested in Florida…

And don’t tell me i’m disrespectful to Jewish people.

I am Jewish.

Last edited 4 months ago by greeneyedguy
WehoFan
WehoFan
4 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

You can’t call people “nazis” because you disagree with their politics. You’ve done this before.

Randy
Randy
4 months ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Larry, what dots are you talking about? It’s kind of lost in context.

Larry Block
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Randy

Does not appear on the website, WehoFan likes to send in just a dot for a comment, ten or more a day, and each one requires an action to post, or delete.

Randy
Randy
4 months ago
Reply to  Larry Block

That sounds exhausting to deal with. I try to at least say something.

08mellie
08mellie
4 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

100%

08mellie
08mellie
4 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

We have property and family in Florida. As Jews that we are, we would not be there if Nazis existed in Florida. You are so uniformed. Ever been there? Stop. Oy Vey Izmir.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
4 months ago
Reply to  08mellie

So you’re totally ignoring the arrest of a neo-nazi leader in Florida?

I’ve been to Florida many many times. Lots of trash there.

Say What?!
Say What?!
4 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

But you like going there.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
4 months ago
Reply to  Say What?!

Nope, I don’t.

Hollow Convenience
Hollow Convenience
4 months ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Let’s move on from these nonsense comments please.

:dpb
:dpb
4 months ago

So our sidewalks are littered with scooters, scooter riders, homeless and now delivery robots. Does anyone take any thought before approving this crap?

Manny
Manny
4 months ago
Reply to  :dpb

apparently not

Hollow Convenience
Hollow Convenience
4 months ago
Reply to  :dpb

Could Wehoville publish a review of the votes on these misguided ordinances so we’re can accurately attribute them to the council members in the dark?

Manny
Manny
4 months ago

I prefer my burrito delivered quick, up the stairs and to my front door.

WehoFan
WehoFan
4 months ago

The nimbys and city hall accounts are against it – which means it’s a great idea!

Manny
Manny
4 months ago
Reply to  WehoFan

you’re using the tired 2002 word “nimby” as if it’s a bad thing.

C.R.
C.R.
4 months ago
Reply to  Manny

NIMBYs always have been and always will be the worst. Progress, as in “move ahead,” is what’s right. Always be progressing.

Manny
Manny
4 months ago
Reply to  C.R.

“moving ahead” is sometimes moving backwards. Not every new idea is a good one. Some are, some aren’t.

Hollow Convenience
Hollow Convenience
4 months ago
Reply to  C.R.

With the exception of progressives who have no anchor or sense of established values. Proud to be a conscious and resourceful NIMBY.

Manny
Manny
4 months ago

Me too!

Randy
Randy
4 months ago
Reply to  Manny

Oh, Manny, your attitude towards scooters, cyclists, and, now, robots, has kept the term alive. And probably other things I cannot recall. The rampant complaining about change is what is tired.

Last edited 4 months ago by Randy
C.R.
C.R.
4 months ago
Reply to  Randy

Just humor them. Obviously the only alternative the NIMBYs have is shouting angrily at the clouds in the sky again. At least thanks to Wehoville, we won’t keep mistaking them for the homeless on the sidewalks.

Manny
Manny
4 months ago
Reply to  Randy

LOL

Alan Strasburg
Alan Strasburg
4 months ago

We increased the minimum wage to the highest in the nation, only to lose more minimum wage jobs to technology? I order directly from the restaurants and walk to pick up my orders. I refuse to engage the corporate greed of the delivery “services” who suck money away from small businesses, minimum wage employees, and customers all at the same time.

Manny
Manny
4 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Yep

Hollow Convenience
Hollow Convenience
4 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Schemes such as this continue to hollow out most of us while we think of it as convenience.🙄🙄

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
4 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

Hey Alan,

I agree with basically everything you said here. Definitely order directly and pickup if you can.

BUT, I don’t think any of the delivery workers (Grubhub, Ubereats, Doordash etc) are “minimum wage” in the technical sense. And they get little to no employee benefits because California voters *stupidly* passed Prop 22 back in 2020.

I’m still mad/disappointed about Prop 22 obviously.

C.R.
C.R.
4 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

This is why Universal Basic Income is coming as soon as possible, robotic elimination of jobs wider and wider. It’s taken long enough but the future may finally be here! Now where’s my flying autopiloted car….

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
4 months ago
Reply to  Alan Strasburg

yep

Tad Smith
Tad Smith
4 months ago

Any thoughts about the slave labor that goes into mining the lithium for the batteries that power these units?

Stevie
Stevie
4 months ago
Reply to  Tad Smith

Don’t forget the electric cars that California is requiring in the near future. Same technology, so good or bad?

Weat
4 months ago

Definitely DON’T tip over these robots or place a plastic bag over their sensors. These robots have families to feed, after all.

Robot Silliness
Robot Silliness
4 months ago

The City Council has given an open invitation to this next level of Robot Silliness and hazard on top of Scooter Madness.

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