Innovation: Delivery robots—no tipping, please
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...