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Demand for Autonomous Delivery Bots is “Expanding Exponentially”

April 10th 20__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Robots & Machines
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Autonomous Delivery

Robot delivery service company Starship Technologies is seeing a massive opportunity to grow amid the coronavirus outbreak that has millions of people staying home, TechCrunch reports.

“The demand for contactless delivery has expanded exponentially in recent weeks,” the company’s business development head, Ryan Tuohy, said in a statement.

Skyrocketing Demand

Restaurants and stores are still relying on people to make deliveries for them — a job that’s becoming increasingly dangerous, especially without the right protective equipment.

But Starship’s six-wheeled delivery robots can’t get infected by a deadly virus. The beach cooler sized buggies can also be easily sanitized between uses.

Pizza Bot

Venezia’s New York Style Pizza in Phoenix, Arizona is now delivering pies by first sanitizing the inside and outside of a Starship robot and placing the robot inside.

The robot then travels to customers within a half mile radius. They can even hop curbs and operate in snowy conditions. Human operators back at HQ can take control over them any time as well.

“It is so much easier to sanitize a robot putting it in there and sending it on its way no interaction the 6 feet thing is super easy to do with a robot they don’t say anything,” restaurant manager Renny Mitchell told local news station Fox 10 Phoenix.

READ MORE: Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises [TechCrunch]

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