After featuring Lune.xyz and their creative use of virtual reality, we’ve been keeping a close watch on the anticipated technology innovations in 2016. As usual, we can expect new updates and features to existing technologies like smartphones, computers, wearable tech, and drones. However, it isn’t often that we come by developments that are true pioneers, which is why we’re excited to announce this week’s #WebsiteWednesday: Starship.xyz.
Featured in The New York Times, CNBC, BBC, and many other major publications, Starship.xyz is on a mission to improve the local delivery industry with the use of robots. The Co-Founders of Skype, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, are manufacturing autonomous plastic robots programmed to deliver packages right to your doorstep. We’ve been hearing talks of using drones for delivery services, but the great thing about these new delivery robots is that they are completely land based – making them safer and less costly.
Here’s how it works: when you place an order, the delivery is collected and put into a Starship robot at a local hub. Using its GPS system, cameras, gyroscopes and other pre-installed mapping data, these robots can transport up to 20 pounds to be delivered to your door. They’ve also incorporated a mobile app feature with geolocation tools so users can track their deliveries from start to finish.
Not only are these robots extremely impressive from a technology standpoint, they also drive down the cost of deliveries – which saves you money. According to Starship, they cost about the same as a vacuum cleaner to manufacture and consume less energy than a light bulb. But instead of cleaning your rug, they can do the work of delivery trucks and services with zero environmental footprint. And if anything were to happen, we can all agree that your vacuum breaking is less upsetting than crashing a brand new drone. Heinla and Friis are aiming to bring the cost of deliveries down by a factor of 15 – charging just $1 per delivery.
Robot technology + saving money = huge success!
We will definitely keep an eye on our friends in Estonia and can’t wait as they set new industry standards. It’s always great to find yet another modern, innovative business that has chosen a .xyz domain to align with the nature of their ideas.
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