Starship is a six-wheeled ground robot that can navigate streets and sidewalks autonomously. It's designed to be safe and robust, offering on-demand package delivery for consumers and businesses.
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Children leave thank-you notes for the robot inside of the delivery compartment.
While developing the first model of the robot, Starship didn't want to reveal what it looked like, so regular public testing required the creative use of a trash bag, taped over the robot as a disguise.
Starship robots have covered over 200,000 km in 20 countries and over 100 cities around the world, completing over 20,000 grocery and package deliveries.
- Equipped with sensors and AI to map and understand the world around the robot. Advanced object-detection system running at over 2,000 frames per second. Mapping system allows the robot to understand its location to the nearest inch.
- 55.9 cm | 22 in
- 68.6 cm | 27 in
- 55.9 cm | 22 in
- 20 kg | 44 lb
- 6 km/h | 3.7 mph
- Ultrasonic sensors, radar, time-of-flight cameras, stereo cameras
- DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
- For local deliveries: prices vary depending on location. £1 for delivery in U.K., $2 for delivery in the U.S. for local goods
Starship robots are created and operated by Starship Technologies. The company was founded in July 2014 by two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, with Lex Bayer joining as CEO in June 2018 from Airbnb. To date, the company's robots have operated in 20 countries and over 100 cities around the world, encountering millions of people along the way. The robots are designed to deliver goods locally in minutes. They drive autonomously but are monitored by humans who can take over control at any time. In late 2018, Starship announced the world's first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the ground, with hundreds of robots set to start delivering packages straight to consumers' front doors in the Bay Area, Calif.