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A San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation this week to ban the use of small, food-delivery robots on city sidewalks, citing pedestrian safety in the latest battle over government regulation of 21st Century technologies including robots, drones and driverless cars. District 7 Supervisor Norman Yee, who introduced the bill, said his proposed ban is the only one of its kind that he is aware of in the country. He said other cities that have considered similar robot regulation lack San Francisco’s high population density, a factor that increases the risk of a potential accident.

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