Starship Completes One Million Autonomous Deliveries
Today I’m proud to announce we have reached one million autonomous deliveries, more than 6 years after founding the company in 2014. We believe no other company in the world has completed this many autonomous deliveries — including self-driving taxi rides. We’ve also raised an additional $17m and added service to two new campuses — UCLA and Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts) in the US. This new investment brings Starship’s total funding to $102m to date.
We were unsure where the 1 millionth delivery was going to take place, as there are around 15–20 service…
We set out to build Starship in 2014 with the mission to improve everyday life by revolutionising delivery.
Six years later, Covid-19 has radically elevated the importance of this mission, as we’ve moved from offering a convenient service to an essential one.
This year has seen demand for contactless delivery grow exponentially around the world.
In the midst of a crisis with a huge human cost, one of our priorities has been to ensure that people who can’t leave their homes get the groceries they need, when they need them. …
By Ahti Heinla, co-founder and CTO at Starship Technologies
I see robots every day. I see them gliding down the sidewalks at pedestrian speed, stopping to make sure it’s safe to cross the road. Sometimes I even catch them talking with pedestrians. It’s a glimpse into the fantasies of the technologically minded — an AI wonderland. But this is no hallucination, no dream, it’s a reality that our team of dedicated visionaries have built over the past 5 years; we’ve brought the future into the now.
As recently as a couple of years ago, these robots needed a…
Co-founder & CTO at Starship Technologies. Formerly Founding engineer & Chief Technical Architect at Skype.