For obvious reasons, food distribution was one of the categories that increased during a year of COVID-19 related lockdown. The question remains as to how these changes will affect both grocery and restaurant distribution, but at the very least, it seems certain that the categories have hit an inflection point.
This may also be the moment that delivery robotics finally comes into its own, as more services appear beyond human messengers to plan future epidemics and other potential issues.
Once in a while Starship Technologies Has been planning since 2014. With nearly $ 100 million funding under its belt, the company is already testing its delivery robots in various real-world markets. In January, it raised another $ 17 million in funding to continue impressive growth, including a five-fold increase in the size of its fleet since the onset of the epidemic.
Company co-founder and CEO / CTO Ahti Heinla will discuss the role of Starship in the push for last-mile robot delivery in TC Sessions: Mobility 2021. It has been a long road for startups, and there is still a way, to do everything from technology to regulatory red tape. We will discuss these challenges and whether these epidemics will be pushed, requiring these technologies to become more mainstream reality.
By the end of the summer of 2021, Starship Technologies has plans to expand to 100 universities – a jump from the 15 campuses operating since the beginning of this year. Not only this, starship technology is growing in every meaningful way for startups only, including delivery locations, number of deliveries, fleet size and workforce, which are now nearly 400 strong.
We can’t wait to hear from the precinct and more mobility-industry leaders at TC Sessions: Mobility on 9 June. Be sure to grab your Early Bird Pass before 6 May to save 35% on tickets and join in the fun!