Amazon Delivery Drones, Uber’s Revenue Leaks, and 23andMe’s FDA Troubles

Amazon’s much-buzzed-about experiments in making deliveries using unmanned flying drones, the leaked screenshot that showed just how much money Uber is raking in (it’s a lot), and 23andMe’s battles with the FDA over the marketing and sale of its genetic testing kits. Leena Rao, Colleen Taylor, and Ryan Lawler talk about the weekly tech news. […]

Here’s what it’s like to be at TC Sessions: Robotics

Robots, TechCrunch folk, and good times happened at TC Sessions Robotics this past Friday from Zellerbach hall at UC Berkeley. Come along on Tito Hamze’s journey as he takes you on his experience of the event. From Boston Dynamics Spot mini robot to SuitX presenting their exoskeleton it’s fun the whole family can enjoy.

Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019

After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics event today at UC Berkeley. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/05/11/boston-dynamics-will-start-selling-its-dog-like-spotmini-robot-in-2019/

Andy Rubin and the Cassie robot | TC Sessions Robotics 2018

The creator of the Android mobile operating system and former head of Google’s robotics division, Andy Rubin wants Playground Global to invest in all things robotics including a demo with the Cassie robot.

Teaching robots through trial and error

UC Berkeley professor Pieter Abbeel discusses BRETT, a robot designed to learn from its own mistakes. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/video/teaching-robots-through-trial-and-error/ TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e