Concord, California has approved a 12-month pilot program to roll out delivery bots in the city. The delivery bots are provided by Starship Technologies, a London-based brainchild of Skype creators Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis. The delivery bots are already available in several major cities, including Washington D.C. (where one of the first pilots was held), Redwood City, Sunnyvale, and San Francisco.
What are the advantages of relying on a delivery bot?
- Carrying things is a chore of the past. Instead, your personal delivery bot will be around to lighten the load.
- Having things delivered will be much easier. Use a personal delivery bot to schedule your delivery, and you’ll no longer have to be at home, waiting for FedEx or UPS to show up.
- The delivery bot provides a secure transport for your goods, ensuring they show up on-time and without any damage.
- The bot’s precise navigation system means the robot will always make its way to your door, ensuring your goods are not lost in transit.
Starship already has several partnerships under its belt. The company has partnered with Doordash, GrubHub, Yelp and Eat24 for food deliveries.
The robots are fully autonomous, designed to take the safest, easiest route to every pre-entered destination. Starship is confident enough with the technology to assume liability for all incurred damages.
The robots are also equipped with several security measures to prevent theft or damage to the bots. Nine cameras, two trackers, and an alarm system are built-in to bot – if the bot detects anything amiss, it will alert a human operator.
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