Starship Technologies has announced it will start trial programs in various UK cities this year, starting with a pilot program in Greenwich England later this year. Their robot is designed to make deliveries for under £1 per delivery.
The robot has a 3 mile radius and takes 5 to 30 minutes to make your delivery. The robot’s location can be monitored on your smartphone through an app and has a large compartment that only you, the recipient, can open.
Denise Hyland, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich states:
I am delighted that The Royal Borough of Greenwich has been chosen as the first location in the UK to trial this revolutionary delivery system, and that Starship Technologies has chosen to base their UK offices in Greenwich.
This technology has the potential to transform the local delivery of goods and groceries. The trial complements the work being undertaken by the Royal Borough of Greenwich on smart city innovation – work that we believe will be significant for all cities in the future
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