In­no­va­tion: De­liv­ery robots—no tip­ping, please

Bloomberg Businessweek (Asia) - - CONTENTS -

Form and func­tion

The suit­case-size, 25-pound Star­ship ro­bot trav­els on side­walks at up to 4 miles per hour to de­liver as much as 20 pounds of gro­ceries and other goods to a cus­tomer’s door.

In­no­va­tor Ahti Heinla Age 44

Co-founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Star­ship Tech­nolo­gies, a 45-per­son Lon­don startup

1. Specs The six-wheeled elec­tric ve­hi­cle uses a 3G or 4G In­ter­net con­nec­tion and map­ping soft­ware to find its way from a re­tailer to cus­tomers who’ve placed or­ders via an app or a web­site. 2. Early tests Star­ship has tested its robots on side­walks...

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