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; Phizzard, a German company producing dressing room gadgets; and Cezeta, a Czech startup that manufactures electric scooters.
Helen Kaarlep, the head of testing and operations at Starship, rejoiced that the company was only getting started in Germany and has already won the prize, according to the magazine.
The robots developed by Starship are meant for delivering packages, groceries and food to consumers in a two-three-mile radius.
The robots can drive autonomously while being monitored by human operators in control centres. Introduced to European and American cities since the end of last year, the robots have already driven close to 7,000 miles and met over a million people without a single accident.
Cover: The delivery robot by Starship Technologies.