Food Delivery Robots to Hit Washington, DC

Your delivery guy is about to look a lot different.

Starship's rolling bots will start invading the streets of Washington, D.C. during a test run this fall, according to Recode. Earlier this year, D.C. became the first U.S. city to approve of ground-based electronic personal delivery devices. The robots can operate completely autonomously, and their contents are protected with a password provided to the recipient.

The product of Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, Starship aims to provide a quick, inexpensive, on-demand delivery service, especially for food and groceries. In central London, delivering a package on demand currently runs around $15 for the customer. The company previously told Inc. it wants to get that cost down to around $1.
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