Category Archives: Last Mile Delivery

How many engineers does it take to make a robot sing?

By March 2022, Starship robots had played more than 108,000 songs over the past seven months, meaning our customers put around 500 songs into their basket every day when ordering from Starship. That’s an awesome outcome considering that it wasn’t was possible until recently. How did we achieve this? People order songs, add to their basket… Read More »

Exploring the unknown

A brave leap from big corporate to pioneering start-up — Timo Lehto’s journey at Starship began 2.5 years ago and continues to provide him that extra something in life. As Product Manager, he thrives at the opportunity to build products in-house that do not yet exist in the world. Together with his team he builds the future… Read More »

Motivated by the almost impossible

To repeat and manage the already proven isn’t his thing. Instead, he is occupied with revolutionising the world of transport. Joakim Kronqvist, Senior Mobile Developer at Starship, wants to create a better and more automated world. With the help of robotics and smart technological platforms, he thrives when the future is in his hands. Joakim has… Read More »

Values we work by in the Starship Product Team

Product designers are partners in crime with product managers There has been enough written on how to build highly effective product teams. You might have read Marty Cagan’s book (we did too) or dozens of other articles. Even if you follow industry best practices in setting up product teams, you will never build any two teams… Read More »

From Australia to Estonia — Q&A with Lindsay Roberts, Head of Autonomous Driving

From Australia to Estonia — Q&A with Lindsay Roberts, Head of Autonomous Driving Lindsay Roberts has been with Starship from the start — he is the ninth employee of the company. “It was me, my friend Andy, and the Estonian engineers. The first six months were so quiet: the average number of words spoken per day was about seven.” Lindsay… Read More »

“We are doing something that was said to be impossible just a few years ago”

An Interview with Sulo Kallas — Senior Electronics Engineer, Starship Technologies. At the Starship Head Office in Mustamäe, Tallinn, the world’s leading delivery robot is being developed as a solution for the last mile delivery challenge — a six-wheeled robotic vehicle, resembling a small moonwalker. A specialist, at home in both electronics and software, is invited to join the… Read More »

Dodging the data bottleneck — data mesh at Starship

Dodging the data bottleneck — data mesh at Starship A gigabyte of data for a bag of groceries. This is what you get when doing a robotic delivery. That’s a lot of data — especially if you repeat it more than a million times like we have. But the rabbit hole goes deeper. The data are also incredibly diverse: robot sensor… Read More »

Starship Completes One Million Autonomous Deliveries

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… Read More »