Apr 21, 2017
Allen Martinson joins us and discusses customer driven robotics. Originally submitted into a NASA contest, a former Skype co-founder and a team of Estonian engineers built the original technology. After some initial trepidation, Allen, a venture capitalist at the time, came on to advise the project as he bought into the moonshot business plan based on the technologically advanced team. Allen describes autonomous delivery as a solution to the biggest waste of time in human history. He describes the product as a mobile phone on wheels. Now in 60 cities and 15 countries, Starship is delivering goods to customers all over the world. After 4M human encounters the team is realizing that customers intuitively understand how to interact with the robot.