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 by Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, has been ramping up commercial services in the past year, including a plan to expand to 100 universities by late summer 2021.
Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing traditional restaurants to close and placing more pressure on gig economy workers, Starship Technologies has an opportunity to accelerate that growth.
Tempe isn’t the only new areas added amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Starship added a grocery delivery service in Washington D.C in late March and…