Starship Technologies robot crashes into canal

August 2020
Updated: December 2021

The BBC reports that a Starship Technologies robot delivering groceries in Milton Keynes, UK, has veered into a canal.

It is not known how the robot made a mistake, or if human interference was to blame.

A regular sight in Milton Keynes since the service started in 2018, Starship robots use 10 cameras, ultrasound, radar and GPS to travel along pavements and cross streets.

Operator: Starship Technologies
Developer: Starship Technologies
Country: UK
Sector: Transport/logistics
Purpose: Deliver groceries
Technology: Robotics
Issue: Safety