Starship Technologies which makes wheeled delivery bots announced that it will soon bring its robots in London.
The company announced its partnership deals with two of the UK’s biggest delivery startups, Just Eat and Pronto, the leading German parcel delivery company Hermes and German retail giant Metro Group to bring the delivery bots to Düsseldorf, Bern, and Hamburg.
The robots are said to be operating on a short leash, delivering food to customers within 5 km radius at a speed of 6.4 kph. The bots features an on-board GPS system and various sensors. It also featured a movement sensor that sends an alert if it is lifted off the ground.
Upon arrival of the robot to its destination, the customer has to type in a code sent via mobile app that lets them open robot’s lid to collect the food.
It’s way cheaper costing around £1 to transport goods compared to regular delivery services.