The Future IRL: Deliveries via robot

Because delivery drivers can’t keep up with online order demand.


Your online delivery habit is facing a growing problem: the rising number of packages needing delivery, combined with a projected deficit in truck drivers (PDF). But that's the issue a company like Starship Technologies is trying to solve. It just started testing a delivery robot in US cities (though the company has been overseas for a few years, already) and is hoping both its design and cost win over any skeptics worried about a robot that knows where they live and what kind of food they like.

Don't miss the next episode of Future IRL on March 7th, when we'll be looking at the future of virtual reality.