The end of the courier? Self-driving ‘ground drones’ are heading to London to make deliveries across the capital

The iconic mopeds of delivery drivers everywhere are set to be ousted by ‘ground drones’ that can navigate city streets by themselves.
After more than 3,000 hours of testing in London, Starship Technologies’ delivery bots are scheduled to start local deliveries in Greenwich next month.

I’m not sure these would fare well in vibrant neighborhoods.

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  • Ed

    Can’t wait for the first human rights complaint because a robot refused to enter vibrant hoods.

    • Exile1981

      Want to bet the company will only run them in certain neighbourhoods? I’m sure the insurance rates are too high the vibrant areas.

  • luna

    ISIS is working on similar technology.

    • Dana Garcia

      Sure, cute delivery bots would be swell for dispensing bombs.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Can’t wait for the savages to start breaking these open like piñata.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Until the first one is turned into a Muslim peace bomb.

  • Pavelina

    This won’t last. It can be neutralized with a sledge hammer or a few well-placed bullets.

  • simus1

    “Self driving” sounds so fluffy bunny.
    Not a bit like


  • Blacksmith

    I can see it now, not only will they lose the drone in Fergustan, but the loss of product and followup business will be epic.