Coronavirus (COVID-19): Robots deliver food to NHS staff in Milton Keynes

Wassim El Attar
Supply Chain Analyst
@Supplychain_IGD

Date : 27 April 2020

Starship Technologies’ robots started delivering food to NHS staff in Milton Keynes, amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Using Starship’s mobile app

NHS workers can have food delivered by robots from local food outlets by using Starship’s mobile app.

Henry Harris-Burland, VP of Marketing at Starship Technologies, commented: “We want to make life a little bit easier for these people in these very, very stressful times. Lots of them are doing 80 hour weeks and they don't have time to go to the local grocery store, so they use our robots for their shopping. We're honoured that we can be part of that solution."

He added: "Lots of the residents have been reaching out to us online asking us to deliver into their neighbourhood. We're doing everything we can as quickly as possible to expand to offer this service to more people, especially at this really important time."

Starship Technologies has been operating robots in the MK area since 2018. In addition, the company has been trialling the use of its robots with Tesco and Co-op to deliver grocery orders to its customers that are based in the same area.

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