Starship Technologies announces robot delivery world first
Starship Technologies is launching a new package delivery service in the UK. This will initially be available to people in Milton Keynes, via a mobile app, and is pitched as the world’s first commercial offering of autonomous package delivery on the ground.
Once signed-up on the app, people will receive a ‘personal address’ in place of their home address or whichever location they normally get parcels delivered to. This will be the location of a local facility managed by Starship, and consumers will be notified via the app when their package has arrived there. They can then choose a time for one of Starship’s robots to deliver it to their home, place of work or other nearby location, while also being able to track the robot’s journey in real-time via the app.
“We’re excited that thanks to our technology, local communities across Milton Keynes will never miss a home delivery again. Today more than ever, people lead busy and diverse lives. The hassle of needing to re-arrange your life for a delivery will become a thing of the past,” says Lex Bayer, Starship’s CEO.
“No more having to switch your working from home day, rescheduling meetings, visit a locker, drive to a sorting office or contact a courier all because of a missed delivery. Starship gets packages to consumers when and where they want them. This is the only service of its kind available in the world today, and it works around your lifestyle.”
He adds: “Consumers are in control - they choose when an order comes to their door and there’s no need to use a locker service to collect deliveries. We provide the locker and the delivery, saving time and making consumers’ lives easier.”