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Package delivery robots coming to the Bay Area

November 01, 2018 / Emma Cosgrove

Autonomous delivery robots made by Starship Technologies will deliver packages to urban dwellers in the Milton Keynes area of the U.K., and will expand to the San Francisco area by the end of the year, the company told Supply Chain Dive in an email. Initially, autonomous parcel deliveries will be available within a three-mile radius of Starship facilities with robots making 15 to 25 deliveries per day operating from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. The robots are able to make the journey to the user's door using "many sensors, including 10 cameras, ultrasound sensors, radar, and GPS," Henry Harris-Burland, vice president of marketing for Starship Technologies said in an email.