30 Mar 2020
Mobile Robots: Coronavirus Pushes Logistic Automation up the Agenda
Recent developments bring into focus the motivation, and at times the imperative, to increase automation in the logistics and delivery chain. IDTechEx have been examining the technological and commercial trends in this field for several years.
23 Dec 2019
Sidewalk Last Mile Delivery Robots: a Billion-Dollar-Market by 2030?
Last mile delivery is the most expensive part of the delivery chain, often representing more than 50% of the overall cost. This is mainly because it is the least productive and automated step. As such, many are seeking to bring automation into the last mile.
2 Dec 2019
A robotic delivery company established by the founder of Skype in Estonia and London. It raised $17.2m in 2017 and has a team exceeding 71 employees.
12 Sep 2019
Purdue University welcomes delivery robots
Purdue University's West Lafayette campus is now sharing its sidewalks with a fleet of robots that can deliver meals at the push of a button.
5 Nov 2018
World's first robot package delivery launched publicly
The world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots from Starship Technologies delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors.
9 May 2018
Starship Technologies commercial rollout of autonomous delivery
A major commercial rollout of autonomous delivery services for corporate and academic campuses across the U.S. and Europe. This comes on top of continued growth in robotic food, grocery and parcel delivery in residential neighbourhoods.
8 Jan 2018
Mobile robots: key to success lies in fleet productivity
Autonomous mobile robots are causing a paradigm shift in the way we envisage commercial and industrial vehicles.
8 Aug 2017
Starship Technologies robotics
This small electrically powered robot with six wheels is designed for 'last mile (2-3 miles)' delivery. 50 such robots have been built to date and the robots have operated in 16 countries.
18 Apr 2017
Hermes trials self-driving robots in London
Hermes is launching an innovative testing programme for the use of self-driving delivery robots in London.
3 Apr 2017
Pilot program for robotic pizza deliveries
Starship Technologies, the company building a fleet of autonomous robots designed to deliver goods locally, has announced the launch of pizza deliveries in co-operation with Domino's Pizza Enterprises.
17 Jan 2017
Investment in Starship Technologies, manufacturer of delivery robots
In furtherance of its strategic future initiative adVANce Mercedes-Benz Vans invests in Starship Technologies, the world's leading start-up company for the development of ground-based, autonomous delivery robots.
23 Nov 2016
Starship pilot programs in Washington DC and Redwood City CA
Starship Technologies employs the only robotic delivery service in the world testing in real world environments and delivering to real customers. The robots have now covered over 12,600 miles around the world in 16 countries and 58 cities, coming into contact with over 2 million people.
5 Oct 2016
Starship Technologies is a robotic delivery company established by the founder of Skype in Estonia and London.
28 Sep 2016
Sidewalk robots partnership with Mercedes-Benz
The worlds first transportation system integrating specially-adapted vans with autonomous delivery robots to allow efficient delivery of goods in neighbourhoods.
11 Nov 2015
Coordinating autonomy and energy independence in vehicles
It is a no brainer. The ultimate vehicle by land water and air is independent in performance of task and in provision of its motive power.
10 Nov 2015
Autonomous delivery robots
Former Skype co-founders have announced the launch of a new company, Starship Technologies, which aims to fundamentally improve local delivery of goods and groceries, making it almost free.