ClearMetal gets $9M from Prelude Ventures and Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors for its logistics platform – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Logistics and supply chain management is a notoriously outdated and labor-intensive process. ClearMetal uses artificial intelligence to help manufacturers and retailers climb out from underneath piles of spreadsheets. Today the San Francisco-based startup […]

Matternet’s autonomous delivery drones can now refuel and reload by themselves – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Matternet, a startup building autonomous drones for delivery, has been working to commercialize its tech via transportation of blood and pathology samples to labs. Taking traffic out of the equation has already shown […]

CommonSense Robotics raises $6M seed round to make on-demand logistics affordable for all retailers – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch As e-commerce giants like Amazon continue expanding their on-demand offerings, retailers are struggling to keep up. CommonSense Robotics wants to make near-instantaneous deliveries accessible to smaller businesses with micro-fulfillment centers that can […]

Report: UberRush will stop handling restaurant deliveries – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Uber plans to close its UberRush courier service to restaurant deliveries, according to a report in Quartz. Instead, restaurants will be encouraged to use UberEats, the company’s food delivery service, instead. The move […]

Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has granted Matternet a certification allowing their delivery drones to fly autonomously over cities at any time of day or night. Clearing this regulatory […]