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Estonian delivery startup Starship is rolling into university campuses

The Estonian delivery startup, Starship Technologies, is rolling into university campuses with its delivery robots, having launched at Northern Arizona University recently. Starship, together with Sodexo, a provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services, launched the delivery robots at the end of March with Einstein Bros Bagels and …

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How Estonians are redefining the global robotics education market

Robotex, an 18-year-old Estonian project, has become a global robotics education network, opening franchises across the world. Estonia, Cyprus, China, Greece, Colombia, India, Iran, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Mali, Armenia, Monaco, Japan, United States – these are the 15 countries in which Robotex, the largest robotics festival in the world, already has …

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Estonian robot delivery company launches its full-scale service in Milton Keynes

The Estonian robot delivery company, Starship Technologies, has launched its first full-scale service in Milton Keynes, the United Kingdom, and plans to launch in the San Francisco Bay Area before the end of 2018. According to the company, it’s the world’s first commercial rollout of autonomous package delivery on the …

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Why is it important to foster the rapid growth of innovative transport startups?

The Estonian politician and MP, Kalle Palling (Reform Party), explains why it is important to foster the development of innovative transportation companies that transform public transport and logistics. In less than one month, Estonia will pass a law that will transform the transport sector and help improve the environmental dimension …

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UK’s Tesco starts using Estonian delivery robots

The largest supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, Tesco, has started using delivery robots, developed by the Estonian company, Starship Technologies. According to the British media, Tesco has successfully completed its first robotic delivery. The service is called Tesco Now and it uses Starship’s robots within a three-mile radius from …

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Estonian robotics company Starship starts delivering pizzas in Germany and the Netherlands

The Estonian robotics company, Starship, will start delivering Domino’s pizzas this summer in Germany and the Netherlands. The delivery robots are to deliver the pizzas within a one-mile radius, Domino’s said in a statement. “With our growth plans over the next five to 10 years, we simply won’t have enough …

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Estonian-founded robotics startup Starship secures USD17.2 million in seed funding

The Estonian-founded startup, Starship Technologies, that builds a fleet of autonomous robots designed to deliver goods locally, today announced it had secured USD17.2 million in seed funding. The round was led by Daimler AG, along with Shasta Ventures, Matrix Partners, ZX Ventures, Morpheus Ventures, Grishin Robotics, Playfair Capital and a …

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Starship gets approved for pilot programs in Washington and Redwood City

The Estonian delivery robot startup, Starship Technologies has been approved for pilot testing in Washington, DC, and Redwood City, CA; this comes on top of similar approvals in Coeur D’Alene, ID, and five cities in Europe. Starship is working closely with a number of cities in the United States, including …

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Estonian delivery startup Starship and Mercedes-Benz team up to develop ‘Robovans’

The Estonian delivery startup, Starship Technologies, and the world-famous car maker, Mercedes-Benz, have formed a partnership to develop “Robovans”, a transportation system that entails vans filled with delivery robots that autonomously deliver packages in neighbourhoods. According to Starship, the semi-autonomous transportation system will see MB Sprinter vans act as “motherships”, …

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Starship voted the Startup of the Year by a German magazine

The Estonian delivery robot company, Starship Technologies, has been voted the Startup of the Year by the German magazine, Computer Bild. Starship’s chief operating officer, Allan Martinson, announced the win in a Facebook post on Tuesday. According to the Computer Bild magazine, three startups competed for the title – Starship; …

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