Starship Technologies’ delivery robots have new features including including wireless charging and robot characters

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

August 25, 2023

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Starship Technologies is rolling out its autonomous robot delivery service to 50 college campuses in the U.S., as the new semester begins.

The rollout marks the first launch of the service at several schools, including Wichita State University, Boise State University and the University of New Orleans. 

The service has already been picked up at the University of Notre Dame, the University of North Carolina and Baylor University in Texas, to name a few.

With the new deployment, Starship is also introducing new features to its wheeled robots, including wireless charging and robot “characters,” allowing students to request specific voices and personas for the robot handling their delivery. 

These characters include Sunshine, for a “dose of positivity,” Harry, which has a British accent, and Asher, “keeping it cool and casual.” Robots can also play a song from a pre-selected list.

“Our robots have proved to be immensely popular, especially among college students who often adopt them as another campus mascot,” said Chris Neider, Starship Technologies’ vice president of business development. “We like to keep innovating and the new schools and new robot characters are great additions for the new school year.”  

Starship’s robot service has been delivering at university campuses since 2019, with the company saying its robots have now traveled more than 6 million miles globally, serving more than 1.1 million students in the U.S.

Related:Robot Delivery Service Rolled Out at Missouri State University

Starship’s fleet of more than 2,000 robots operates at L4 autonomy, making deliveries completely autonomously.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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