Robots are hitting the streets of the United Kingdom as a new delivery service launches today. The robot deliveries are the work of Starship Technologies, a company founded in 2014 by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis. On Wednesday, Starship Technologies launched what the firm says is the "world's first commercial offering of autonomous package delivery" in Milton Keynes which aims to tackle the issue of late and missed deliveries. According to the IMRG MetaPack Delivery Index, late deliveries are becoming an increasing problem in the United Kingdom, with the number of late deliveries doubling in recent years. Robot delivery guys, which only come when customers call, are now an alternative to these traditional services.
A robot courier supermarket delivery service is being rolled out. The tech company Starship Technologies is delivering online purchases from one Tesco store and a Co-op outlet, both in Milton Keynes, to customers within a two mile radius. The robot buggies are each capable of carrying up to 10kg in weight and they can negotiate the streets on their own to deliver purchases to the door within 15 minutes. Starship technologies has rolled-out the'autonomous package delivery' service in the town of Milton Keynes after trials in the US and London They bypass the need for cars, vans and bikes and are a more immediate and practical solution than the drones being tested by Amazon and others. The autonomous vehicles travel on pavements and have a maximum speed of just 4mph.
The world's first full-scale robot delivery has been launched in the UK. Starship Technologies has rolled-out the'autonomous package delivery' service in the town of Milton Keynes. It is the first place in the world to use robots developed by the UK-startup and will be joined later this year by San Francisco. Residents of the Buckinghamshire town will be able to get parcels sent to a robot depot, which will then deliver the item to their door for a monthly fee of £7.99. Starship technologies has rolled-out the'autonomous package delivery' service in the town of Milton Keynes after trials in the US and London The service is available through the Starship Deliveries app, which is available on iOS and Android.
Amazon and Google might be focused on delivering packages in the sky, but one UK firm has set its sights on the ground. Starship Technologies has developed a fleet of six-wheeled'ground drones' that travel at four miles per hour and are capable of carrying 20 to 25 pounds of cargo. Deemed the first autonomous delivery robot, the technology is currently being tested in London and is now set to invade Austin, Texas in the United States. Starship Technologies has developed six-wheeled bots that travel at four miles per hour and capable of carrying 20 to 25 pounds of cargo. Unlike robots designed to resemble humans, the Starship's bot is purely functional with a large compartment to hold deliveries, the equivalent size of two grocery bags.
The dream of having a robot deliver packages to your home is now real, provided you live in the right part of the UK. Starship Technologies has launched a ground-based robot package service (the first in the world, according to the company) in Milton Keynes. You have to tell companies to ship to a Starship facility instead of your usual destination, but after that it's just a matter of using a mobile app to schedule a robotic delivery at a convenient time. You can track the bot in the app if you're anxiously awaiting an order. You won't have to wait long to try this on the other side of the Atlantic.