Robots are invading society slowly but surely until all of a sudden . . . . . they are everywhere. As if consistently asking will robots take my job is not enough, we come to find out that delivery giant UPS has been using self driving trucks for many months already.
Starship Technologies is a San Francisco based startup that recently received another $40 Million in funding to further pursue the robot delivery market. The company states that it has already made more than 100,000 deliveries successfully with its robots and that it expects to be doing so on over 100 college campuses total by year’s end. A delivery currently has a $1.99 flat fee per delivery.
We are also starting to see companies and cities experiment with smaller delivery vehicles. For example, Seattle and UPS are teaming up to test out deliveries with mini delivery trucks powered by a driver on a bike.