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Starship expands robot delivery service to Milton Keynes centre

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Robot delivery company Starship is expanding its service to the centre of Milton Keynes.

The service, which has until now been available in the areas of Monkston, Emerson Valley and Bletchley, will now be available to the 180,000 workers in the town centre.

Customers will be able to order food and drink from a range of outlets, with more merchants set to be added later in the month. It is aiming to allow customers to have their lunch delivered more conveniently.

Starship said the move would help to ease congestion in the city’s centre, which often sees traffic up to 100% of its capacity.

Andrew Curtis, operations team lead at Starship, said: “We’ve seen huge surges in demand since we started operating in Milton Keynes two years ago.

“We’re excited that both residents and workers can now enjoy this low cost and convenient benefit in the centre of Milton Keynes, and we hope that it will make the town an even more attractive place to work in the future.”

The mayor of Milton Keynes, councillor Sam Crooks, said: “The robots have become an iconic sight in the town and everyone’s excited at the prospect of them delivering in the town centre.”

“We’re living in an era where we are more conscious about the individual effect we’re having on the environment, and the centre of MK can get very congested. Hopefully this new service will ease congestion in the centre and make it that bit more environmentally friendly, whilst giving workers the opportunity to experience robot delivery in a town on the front line of new technological advancements.”

Read eDelivery’s interview last year with Starship here.

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