Starship Robot is a self-driving delivery robot. It has six wheels and is able to deliver parcels, food or groceries directly from stores to the customers within a 4 mile radius. It moves at pedestrian speed and can carry up to 100 pounds. The cargo bay is locked and can only be opened by the recipient. The robot is tracked throughout the delivery via the mobile app. The robots are used among others to reach vulnerable persons during the Covid-19 pandemic without potential human contact.
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The restaurant or distributors pay a fee for the service if they want to have deliveries operated by Starship. The user via the app will pay a fee of 1.99 USD.
Distributions to Date Status
The loaded robots weigh up to 100 pounds. They can carry a load of up to 20 pounds. The robot has six wheels. Dimensions are:
- Height : 55.9 cm
- Length: 68.6 cm
- Width: 55.9 cm
The robots are remotely operated by one person in groups of 20. The operator follows the robots and will intervene if support is needed.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Vetted Performance Status
The robot is equipped with a collision avoidance system and with cameras to ensure safe transport among pedestrian and to the destination.
Complementary Technical Systems
The app is used to order deliveries with the robot.
Academic Research and References
Hoffmann, T. and Prause, G., 2018, On the Regulatory Framework for Last-Mile Delivery Robots, Machines, 6(3), 33
Compliance with regulations