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Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises

Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises Starship Technologies has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Arizona, as part of the autonomous delivery startup’s expansion plans following a $40 million funding round announced last August. Starship Technologies, which launched in 2014 […]

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The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup

The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup The engineers behind Google’s short-lived Bookbot — a robot created within the company’s Area 120 incubator for experimental products — have launched their own startup to bring the sidewalk delivery bot back to life. The secretive startup called Cartken was formed […]

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Top EC articles in August, Apple privacy woes, autonomous delivery robotics Starship, and Zhihu

Top EC articles in August, Apple privacy woes, autonomous delivery robotics Starship, and Zhihu Top Articles in August We are back from Labor Day (which an ironically somewhat unkind Canadian EC subscriber noted also takes place up north). August was the most successful month for Extra Crunch since our launch about six […]

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Starship Technologies CEO Lex Bayer on focus and opportunity in autonomous delivery

Starship Technologies CEO Lex Bayer on focus and opportunity in autonomous delivery Starship Technologies is fresh off a recent $40 million funding round, and the robotics startup finds itself in a much-changed market compared to when it got its start in 2014. Founded by software industry veterans, including Skype and Rdio co-founder […]

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Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF

Postmates lands permit to test its Serve autonomous delivery robots in SF Postmates has officially received the green light from the city of San Francisco to begin testing its Serve wheeled delivery robot on city streets, as first reported by the SF Chronicle and confirmed with Postmates by TechCrunch. The on-demand delivery company […]

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Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, […]

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Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazon’s Scout robot

Meet the tiny startup that helped build Amazon’s Scout robot When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. “These devices were created by Amazon,” the page reads. “We developed Amazon Scout at our research and […]

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Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer

Domino’s and Starship Technologies will deliver pizza by robot in Europe this summer We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again– the food delivery robots are coming! This time, they’ll be carting piping hot pizzas to Domino’s customers. The tech-loving pizza company joked about driverless delivery robots in 2015. Remember its “Domi-No-Driver” campaign? But […]

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