Amazon, Google and Wal-Mart are waiting for the day when they can deliver goods with flying drones. Meanwhile, a small Estonian robotics start-up sees more opportunity on the ground.
Starship, created by the founding engineers of Skype, Ahti Heinla and Allan Martinson, is aiming to send robots on sidewalks with medium-size packages or grocery bags to suburban homes.
Sharing the sidewalks with robots has all sorts of scary implications. But here’s why it could work.