Coming soon to Arizona: Robot deliveries

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Gov. Ducey signed a bill that would help bring delivery robots to Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Ducey signed a bill that would help bring delivery robots to Arizona. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Companies still have to test the developing technology which could take up to two years. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Companies still have to test the developing technology which could take up to two years. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Not everyone is onboard with the idea of robots doing deliveries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Not everyone is onboard with the idea of robots doing deliveries. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
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The future for Arizona delivery services could soon be here. 

Gov. Doug Ducey closed out the 2018 legislative session this week after signing the last of more than 300 pieces of legislation. 

[READ MORE: Arizona governor signs remaining bills]

One of those bills allows robots to make deliveries. 

The bill goes into effect in early August but that doesn't mean the autonomous delivery machines will be on the streets soon. 

Companies still have to test the developing technology which could take up to two years. 

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Under the legislation, the robots will have size and speed restrictions. They will also be required to carry insurance.

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Dennis WlechVeteran political reporter Dennis Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona.

Dennis Welch
Political Editor

Before making the move to television, Welch wrote and edited for the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California. Welch is a well-respected political expert in Arizona and his addition means 3TV will provide a stronger, more robust political presence in Arizona. He joins 3TV from the Arizona Guardian, a highly influential online news site dedicated to Arizona politics and government where he served as owner and editor. During his Guardian days, Welch was a frequent guest on “Politics Unplugged” and has been a regular fixture on the state political landscape since 2005 appearing on numerous radio and television talk shows. “I am thrilled to start working with such a talented and dedicated staff of journalists,” said Welch. “This is a great opportunity to broaden the reach of my political coverage and tell stories that affect Arizona voters and their families.” With more than 13 years of experience under his belt, Welch’s arrival only strengthens 3TV’s commitment to providing first-rate political and government coverage across all platforms. When not covering politics, Welch is an avid runner and fronts a punk rock band that plays frequently throughout the Southwest and California.

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