Starship Technologies, an Estonian startup led by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, has created a six-wheeled, self-driving robot designed to solve the infamous “last-mile problem” — how best to deliver small packages to suburban homes.
Here’s the concept: Starship‘s robot can carry up to 40 lb. of goods, such as groceries, product samples, drugstore items, fast food, and small packages. It has a range of up to 2 miles on an electric motor that consumes 50 Watts.
The knee-high robot will be based in a modular warehouse (or retail outlet) for loading, unloading, and recharging before making its way out into the world.
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