Delivery robots may soon hit the streets of Dallas

The Dallas City Council was briefed last Wednesday on a six-month pilot program that would allow companies to deploy up to 20 robotic delivery devices on the city’s streets, as reported by Dallas News and others.

The pilot would allow fleets of electronically powered, autonomous devices, no more than 26 inches wide and 48 inches high, with maximum speeds of 5 miles per hour. So far, San Francisco-based Marble is the first company to express interest in the pilot.

The City Council is expected to take a formal vote this week on the program, according to NBCDFW. If approved, Marble says it will deploy its delivery bots on Nov. 1.