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The rise and reign of Starship: the world’s first robotic delivery provider

Excited about the impending delivery robot revolution? If so, you need to get familiar with Starship Technologies, the company which pioneered the whole thing. Here's what you need to know. The post The rise and reign of Starship: the world’s first robotic delivery provider appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Starship Technologies, Delivery Robots


Amazon Prime’s dominance is spurring new startup opportunities

John (Jiang) Lin Contributor John Lin is an associate partner at Trinity Ventures supporting investments in developer tools, artificial intelligence and real estate. E-commerce is one of the economy’s bright spots; U.S. e-commerce sales have nearly doubled in five years, and now exceed $500 billion. Unsurprisingly, Amazon has swooped in to claim a disproportionate share of the riches, gobbling up nearly 50 percent of the market share, driving competitors out of ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Column, Tech, Walmart, Amazon Prime, Economy, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Logistics, Emerging-technologies, Trinity Ventures, Deliv, Last Mile, Flexport, Starship Technologies


The Robots Are Here: At George Mason University, They Deliver Food To Students

Several dozen autonomous robots roam the Virginia campus providing options such pizza and coffee. "We were amazed by the volume of orders," Starship Technologies executive Ryan Tuohy says.(Image credit: Patrick Madden/NPR)
Tags: News, Virginia, Starship Technologies, George Mason University, Ryan Tuohy


Softbank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro

Nuro, the autonomous delivery startup, has raised $940 million in financing from the Softbank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. Nuro has raised more than $1 billion from partners including SoftBank, Greylock Partners and Gaorong Capital. “We’ve spent the last two and a half years building an amazing team, launching our first unmanned service, working with incredible ...
Tags: Transportation, Softbank, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Greylock Partners, Kroger, Phoenix, Starship Technologies, Ike, Dave Ferguson, SoftBank Vision Fund, SoftBank Investment Advisers


Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, robotaxi or rocket. Sure, let’s include hyperloop and eVTOLs, or air taxis, too. Yup, another transportation newsletter. But I promise this one will be different. Here’s how. Newsletters can be great mediums for curated news — a place...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Uber, Twitter, Europe, Elon Musk, Mexico, Boston, Virginia, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Mit, Palo Alto


Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazon’s Scout robot

When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. “These devices were created by Amazon,” the page reads . “We developed Amazon Scout at our research and development lab in Seattle.” But that is only part of the story, TechCrunch has discovered. Some of the intellectual property and technology behind Scout likely came from farther afield – a small San Francisco startup called Dispatch ...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, New York, California, San Francisco, Linkedin, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Andreessen Horowitz, Jeff Bezos, Robotics, Seattle, PillPack, Braun


Tesco and Co-op use Robots to deliver grocery - International Supermarket News

Tesco and Co-op use Robots to deliver grocery   International Supermarket News The Giant supermarket Tesco and Co-op announced that they will be teaming up with the Technology expert Starship Technologies to launch their initiative of ...
Tags: Shopping, Tesco, Starship Technologies


Now you can get your food shopping delivered by a ROBOT - Daily Mail

Now you can get your food shopping delivered by a ROBOT   Daily Mail A robot courier supermarket delivery *service* is being rolled out. The tech company Starship Technologies is delivering online purchases from one Tesco store ...
Tags: Shopping, Tesco, Starship Technologies


Here's why 2019 could be the year that an autonomous vehicle delivers your pizza and groceries

2019 may be the year that your pizza gets delivered by an autonomous vehicle. Food companies and AV companies formed trial relationships in 2017 and 2018, and CB Insights predicts that the two industries may form closer business relationships if those trials go well. CB Insights predicts that investment partnerships — or even an acquisition — could happen in this space in the next year as food companies look to lower the cost of deliveries. Domino's Pizza is leading the charge in an unlikely ...
Tags: Germany, Trends, Virgin Galactic, Ford, Miami, Cb Insights, Kroger, Starship Technologies, Scottsdale Arizona, SpaceX Blue Origin, Nuro, Netherlands Then


Will Fido take a bite out of delivery robots? Study uses guide dogs to find out

A charity recently partnered with autonomous delivery robot company Starship Technologies to test the impact autonomous technologies are likely to have on guide dogs when they encounter them. The post Will Fido take a bite out of delivery robots? Study uses guide dogs to find out appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Starship Technologies


Robot couriers scoop up early-stage cash

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Bots replacing office workers drive big valuations Getting personal: Funding rises for software-driven tastemakers Much of the last couple of decades of innovation has centered around finding ways to get what we want without leaving the sofa. So far, online ordering and on-demand delivery have allowed us to largely accomplish this goal. Just point, click and wait. But there’s one ca...
Tags: TC, Column, California, Germany, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Washington Dc, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Estonia, Food Delivery, Bots, North America, Robotics, Robot


Autonomous package-delivery robots are ready to steal your mailman’s job

Starship Technologies is launching a robot package-delivery service in the U.S. and U.K. For a monthly subscription, customers can get packages delivered at a time of their convenience. The post Autonomous package-delivery robots are ready to steal your mailman’s job appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, News, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Starship Technologies


Robot company Starship Technologies start Milton Keynes deliveries

Hundreds of robots are starting to deliver packages to addresses across Milton Keynes.
Tags: Tech, Milton Keynes, Starship Technologies


Starship is using self-driving robots to deliver packages on demand

Soon, the days of package theft will be behind us. For people living in the U.K. town of Milton Keynes, that day is today. That’s thanks to autonomous robot startup Starship Technologies . Starship’s on-demand package delivery requires you to first install the app to receive a delivery address to go in the place of your home address, or wherever else you usually get packages delivered. That Starship-provided delivery address is where the company’s local facility is located. Once your package a...
Tags: TC, UK, Washington, Tech, Airbnb, Logistics, Milton Keynes, Starship Technologies, Starship, Redwood City Calif, Jaan Tallinn, Matrix Partners and Morpheus Ventures New, Nathan Blecharczyk Skype, Starship Technologies Starship, San Francisco Bay Area Pricing


Elon Musk said it's probably unwise to kick robots because they have a very good memory

Elon Musk said it is "probably not wise" to kick robots in a wide-ranging interview with Joe Rogan. Musk, who has famously voiced concerns about AI, said he worries less about it now because he has adopted a more fatalistic attitude. He believes the danger with AI will come when people weaponise it against each other. Robots are a bit like elephants, they never forget. That's according to Elon Musk at least. Musk expanded on previous remarks about AI during two-and-a-half-hour long podcast th...
Tags: Elon Musk, Trends, Oxford, Ufc, Peta, Boston Dynamics, Musk, Starship Technologies, Joe Rogan, Rogan, Joe Rogan Rogan, Joe Rogan Musk


10 things in tech you need to know today (MSFT)

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. 1. Microsoft is building a new game streaming service that will work across Xbox, PCs and smartphones. The company also announced several studio acquisitions to boost its first-party game development. 2. Layoffs of thousands of staff at BT might be down to a potential sale, according to rumours inside the company. A sale might involve Deutsche Telekom. 3. A preliminary report into a Tesla vehicle crash raises new questions about ...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Microsoft, China, Trends, Siri, Tesla, Bloomberg, Deutsche Telekom, Nissan, US Navy, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Starship Technologies, Amazon Alexa, Ahti Heinla


People kicking these food delivery robots is an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots

Starship Technologies co-founder Ahti Heinla told Business Insider that people sometimes kick the company's food-delivery robots. He said the vast majority of interactions with its machines are harmless, but some fall victim to being an "anger management" tool. It's an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots. The company behind tiny food delivery robots has admitted that people are kicking its machines — and it's an early insight into how cruel humans could be to robots. Stars...
Tags: Google, Trends, Skype, Boston Dynamics, Business Insider, Starship Technologies, Ahti Heinla, Starship, Lex Bayer, Heinla


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. 1. A Facebook bug accidentally set users' posts to be public by default, even if they were intended to be private. As many as 14 million users were affected by the bug and had their posts made public incorrectly. 2. Google has unveiled a set of ethical principles governing how it will use artificial intelligence (AI). The seven principles include making sure that AI is applied to applications that are socially beneficial, safe an...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Premier League, Pentagon, Airbnb, Ai, Huawei, The Washington Post, Alexa, Cto


Starship Technologies gets the cash to make its delivery robot dream a reality

Starship Technologies has raised an additional $25 million to expand its fast-growing fleet of wheeled delivery robots. Next year, it aims to have more than 1,000 of them in action. The post Starship Technologies gets the cash to make its delivery robot dream a reality appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Robots, Emerging Tech, Starship Technologies


Starship Technologies procures $25 mln

Starship Technologies, which is building a network of robots, has raised $25 million in funding. The investors included Matrix Partners and Morpheus Ventures. Source: Press Release
Tags: Trends, Starship Technologies, VC Deals, Matrix Partners and Morpheus Ventures Source


Robot delivery firm Starship Technologies has hired an Airbnb veteran as its new CEO and raised $25 million

Robot delivery company Starship Technologies has hired Airbnb veteran Lex Bayer as its new CEO. The London-based startup has also raised $25 million from existing investors, as well as Airbnb cofounder Nathan Blecharczyk and Skype founding engineer Jaan Tallinn. CTO Ahti Heinla said the money will be used to significantly grow its fleet of robots, which are currently making in deliveries in cities including London. Robot delivery company Starship Technologies has hired an Airbnb veteran as i...
Tags: Europe, London, US, San Francisco, Trends, Airbnb, Skype, Daimler, Cto, Bayer, Starship Technologies, Ahti Heinla, Starship, Jaan Tallinn, Nathan Blecharczyk, Lex Bayer


Self-driving robot delivery startup Starship Technologies raises $25 million

The robots are here and one company, Starship Technologies, has raised $25 million to bring even more to the mainstream. This latest round of funding includes a follow-on investment from Matrix Partners and Morpheus Ventures. New investors include Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, Skype founding engineer Jaan Tallinn and others. These autonomous robots can carry items, like groceries or packages, within a two-mile radius. The plan with the funding is to deploy Starship robots in neighborh...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Washington, Tech, Airbnb, Robotics, Robot, Lex, Starship Technologies, Janus Friis, Mercedes Benz, Starship, Redwood City Calif, Jaan Tallinn, Autonomous Delivery


The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on

It’s been a busy year in delivery robot land. Starship Technologies sounded the starting gun to bring autonomous delivery vehicles to market with a $17.2 million round led by Daimler back in January 2017. Then in January this year the Mountain View, Calif.-based company Nuro, raised the curtain on its own vision for robo-delivery with a whopping $92 million in funding. Meanwhile, upstart Robomart has its own notion for delivery vehicles that it unveiled at CES. And not to be outdone, everyone’s ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, TC, Uber, Business, California, China, Israel, Entrepreneur, Supply Chain, Tesla, E-commerce, Engineer, Automation, Alibaba, Transport


Tech founders take their self-driving food delivery robots out of San Francisco to focus on cities where they feel more welcome

In San Francisco, people are fed up with startups trying to disrupt transit. As a result, San Francisco officials passed some of the most restrictive regulations on delivery robots found anywhere in the US in 2017. The founders of Starship Technologies say the company has pulled their robots from San Francisco to focus on cities where they're welcomed.   Before electric scooters swept the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco, the robots invaded. Beginning in 2016, companies including Marbl...
Tags: Europe, US, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Washington Dc, The Guardian, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Skype, Intuit, Daimler, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Starship Technologies, Janus Friis


These tech founders say they took their self-driving robots out of San Francisco to focus on cities where they're welcome

In San Francisco, people are fed up with startups trying to disrupt transit. As a result, San Francisco officials passed some of the most restrictive regulations on delivery robots found anywhere in the US in 2017. The founders of Starship Technologies say the company has pulled their robots from San Francisco to focus on cities where they're welcomed.   Before electric scooters swept the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco, the robots invaded. Beginning in 2016, companies including Marbl...
Tags: Europe, US, San Francisco, Trends, Palo Alto, Washington Dc, The Guardian, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Skype, Intuit, Daimler, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Starship Technologies, Janus Friis


Robot company Starship Technologies plans 1,000 delivery bots

Starship Technologies currently has 200 machines making deliveries in the US, UK and Germany
Tags: Tech, Starship Technologies, US UK


A fleet of delivery robots could soon be coming to a campus near you

If you work on a campus, how do you like the idea of a little robot delivering your lunch? Starship Technologies has developed such a platform, and aims to bring thousands of its robots to campuses everywhere by 2019. The post A fleet of delivery robots could soon be coming to a campus near you appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Robots, Silicon Valley, Robot, Emerging Tech, Starship Technologies, Delivery Robots


First robot delivery drivers start work at Silicon Valley campus

Six-wheeled robots will deliver food and coffee across a Silicon Valley office park in first commercial use of the technology – and whole cities could be nextIf you work in an office park, or study at a campus university, robotic delivery drivers could be coming your way, following the first-ever commercial deployment of the technology.Starship Technologies, an autonomous delivery startup created in 2014 by two Skype co-founders, has been in public testing mode in 20 countries around the world s...
Tags: Technology, Cities, Robots, Silicon Valley, Skype, Starship Technologies


Hungry for Innovation, Big Food Firms Seek Alliances With Startups

Big Food is getting serious about innovation. Many top food companies are increasingly pumping money into supporting young, innovative startups, according to a recent analysis by CB Insights. The firms include stalwarts like Kraft Heinz (NASDAQ: KHC) , which has an incubator and accelerator program called Springboard, and relative newcomers like the Greek-style yogurt maker Chobani, which operates an incubator that makes $25,000 investments in startups with no equity stake. “The big guys...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Accelerator, Funding, Trends, Chobani, Investment, Walmart, Analytics, People, Drones, Arkansas, Incubator, Robots, Innovation, Venture Capital


California start-up Nuro unveils autonomous delivery van, raises $92 million: Reuters

Silicon Valley start-up Nuro said on Tuesday it raised $92 million to launch a self-driving delivery vehicle, joining automakers, shippers and a host of little-known companies developing autonomous vehicles for local commerce. The company, co-founded by two former engineers from Google’s self-driving car project, Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu, opted to bypass the high-profile race for self-driving taxis to focus on goods delivery, which it says is easier to solve and will be quicker to market. At...
Tags: Google, California, Trends, Ferguson, Silicon Valley, DHL, Reuters, Starship Technologies, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Dave Ferguson, VC Deals, Nuro, Jiajun Zhu, Udelv, Banyan Capital and Greylock Partners