Robot company Starship Technologies plans 1,000 delivery bots

A company which specialises in delivery robots plans to expand its operations from two campuses to 20 by 2019 with a fleet of a thousand, the BBC reports.

Starship Technologies is partnering with the Co-op in Milton Keynes to deliver groceries there.

It follows trials with Just Eat to deliver takeaways in South London.

One expert told the BBC he thinks it will be a long time before they become a regular sight on normal streets.

The machines have a top speed of 10mph (16.1 km/h) and in busy areas are accompanied by a human minder.

The firm claims none has been stolen or vandalised, with 100,000 miles of delivery journeys completed so far.

For the full report on the BBC, click HERE.

Date: 
04 May 2018

A company which specialises in delivery robots plans to expand its operations from two campuses to 20 by 2019 with a fleet of a thousand, the BBC reports.

Starship Technologies is partnering with the Co-op in Milton Keynes to deliver groceries there.

It follows trials with Just Eat to deliver takeaways in South London.

One expert told the BBC he thinks it will be a long time before they become a regular sight on normal streets.

The machines have a top speed of 10mph (16.1 km/h) and in busy areas are accompanied by a human minder.

The firm claims none has been stolen or vandalised, with 100,000 miles of delivery journeys completed so far.

For the full report on the BBC, click HERE.

 
 

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