Robot plans of the company 1,000 delivery of the bots


A company that specializes in the delivery of the robots plans to expand its operations from two campuses to twenty to the year 2019, with a fleet of a thousand.

Starship Technologies has partnered with the Co-op in Milton Keynes to deliver groceries there.

Still testing with Just Eat to deliver food to carry in the South London.

An expert told the BBC that he thinks it’s going to be a long time before they become a regular sight on normal streets.

The machines have a maximum speed of 10mph (16.1 km/h) and in the occupied areas are accompanied by a human minder.

The company claims none has been stolen or vandalised, with 100,000 miles from the delivery of the journeys made so far.

The robots will be put to work in 20 university or in the work of the colleges and universities across the united kingdom, the united states and Germany, Starship said.

They can travel up to three miles and are equipped with ultrasound sensors for obstacle detection, nine cameras, radar and GPS.

Upon arrival, the recipient of the parcel receives a text message with a link to unlock the robot.

Starship, told Radio 4’s You and Yours programme can be delivered 200 of the most common grocery items through robot in Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes is already considered as one of the uk’s testing grounds for driverless cars.

“These campus environments are like robot’s playgrounds,” said Henry Harris-Burland, Starship, vice president of marketing.

“In Hamburg, we are delivery of spare parts and tools between the buildings and the people of the desktop. Classification of offices in some companies are overloaded as people order more personal delivery at your place of work.

“Anything that can fit in the robot that we can deliver.”

In Germany, the auto giant Mercedes Benz uses robots to deliver parcels internally.

However, the technology analyst Dean Bubley told the BBC there are still challenges that need to be addressed.

“Letting them loose alone in the public thoroughfare, it will be very difficult due to the unpredictability of the general public,” he said.

“There will be questions about liability if there are accidents, security and even the stray dogs, cats, and pigeons could be a problem.”

The ship was created by two of the co-founders of Skype in 2014.

Has not said how much expansion will cost, but it raised nearly £15 million in funding last year.