Starship Technologies autonomous delivery robots expand to UK town centres for first time

Starship Technologies is expanding its autonomous delivery robots across its hometown of Milton Keynes to celebrate two years of commercial operation.

Tesco and Co-op have been using Starship Technologies’ delivery robots to fulfil orders in Milton Keynes since 2018, carrying out more than 100,000 deliveries during that time.

While its iconic six-wheeled robots have expanded to over 100 cities across the globe, they will now be rolled out to Monkston, Emerson Valley and Bletchley marking the first time deliveries are being made available in the centre of a UK town.

The 180,000 workers situated in the heart of Milton Keynes can now order food and drink from some of the town’s leading brands including Pepes Piri Piri, Legend One Sushi Bar, and Peels Juice Bar.

“The robots have become an iconic sight in the town and everyone’s excited at the prospect of them delivering in the town centre,” Milton Keynes mayor Sam Crooks said.

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“For the 180,000 people who work in the centre of MK, this means that they can get their lunch delivered to them conveniently, saving them time during their working day.

Starship’s Andrew Curtis added: “We’ve seen huge surges in demand since we started operating in Milton Keynes two years ago. We’re excited that both residents and workers can now enjoy this low cost and convenient benefit in the centre of Milton Keynes, and we hope that it will make the town an even more attractive place to work in the future.”

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