Category Archives: Last Mile Delivery

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 »

Running autonomous robots on city streets is very much a software engineering challenge

Autonomous robots out in the wild – a software engineering challenge Starship is bringing autonomous delivery to the world. We are here to solve the last mile delivery problem with fleets of sidewalk delivery robots. Starship was the first company to begin operating autonomous delivery robots in public spaces already in 2017 without safety drivers.… Read More »

Site Reliability Engineering at Starship

Photo by Ben Davis, Instagram slovaceck_ Running autonomous robots on city streets is very much a software engineering challenge. Some of this software runs on the robot itself but a lot of it actually runs in the backend. Things like remote control, path finding, matching robots to customers, fleet health management but also interactions with… Read More »

Starship Technologies: looking ahead to 2021

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… Read More »

Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises

Starship Technologies has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Ariz., as part of the autonomous delivery startup’s expansion plans following a $40 million funding round announced last August. Starship Technologies, which was launched in 2014 by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, has been ramping up commercial services in the past year,… Read More »

How Starship Delivery Robots know where they are going

(plus how to make your very own 1:8 scale papercraft robot model) by : Joan Lääne, Mapping Specialist, Starship Technologies Every September when the new school year starts, many first-graders are a little afraid of the unknown. Not only about starting school and new people they will meet, but also about the journey they need to make… Read More »

How Neural Networks Power Robots at Starship

Starship is building a fleet of robots to deliver packages locally on demand. To successfully achieve this, the robots must be safe, polite and quick. But how do you get there with low computational resources and without expensive sensors such as LIDARs? This is the engineering reality you need to tackle unless you live in… Read More »

Hello, Robot!

Hello, Robot! 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… Read More »