Robot Food & Grocery Delivery in Bedford

👋🏻 Hello! Our robots are excited to be offering Co-op Food grocery delivery in Bedford.

If you’re living within 2 miles of the Co-op Food stores at Goldington and Kempston or Queens Drive, you can enjoy the convenience of robot grocery delivery – not to mention saving those short car journeys and being kinder to the environment in the process 🥰

Simply place an order via the Starship Food Delivery app and a robot will soon be on its way, loaded with your favourite goodies!

Whether you need some lunch whilst you work from home, need a snack to satisfy a craving, or some weekly essentials for tomorrow’s breakfast, robots are at your service. It’s optional, but you might even want to choose a song for the robot to sing on arrival!

Starship Robots with store staff at Co-op Food Goldington store in Bedford

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Starship Food Delivery FAQs – Bedford

We know robots might sound a little futuristic, but Starship robots have now completed over 4 million commercial deliveries – and now you too can get robot grocery deliveries in Bedford! You can find answers to some of the most common questions below.

What’s cool about Starship Deliveries?

Starship robots are an affordable, convenient and environmentally friendly way of getting your shopping delivered. Robot deliveries provide an alternative to residents needing t0 make short car journeys to/from local stores – reduce congestion on local roads in the process. Being battery-powered, they’re also more environmentally friendly than jumping in your car.

In fact, the average Starship delivery uses the same amount of energy it takes to boil just enough water for a single cup of tea.

How do the robots travel safely and avoid obstacles?

Starship robots use a combination of computer vision and GPS to calculate their exact location. They use their technology suite, including cameras, sensors and radar, to detect and avoid obstacles they may come across on their journeys, such as pedestrians and animals.

Do the robots travel on roads or pavements?

The robots travel mainly on pavements, like pedestrians. They cross roads, too – globally, our fleet of robots combined cross more than 140,000 roads per day – that’s approximately 3 road crossings every second!

What happens if a robot breaks down?

In the rare event that a robot breaks down, it will come to a safe stop. Starship robots only travel ~4mph and is very light, it can come to a safe stop quickly, without causing surprise or harm to pedestrians nearby. A member of the Starship team will then come to collect the robot as quickly as possible.

How do you stop theft of either Starship robots or their contents?

Not only are the robots are equipped with an alarm and are tracked to the nearest inch, the lid is also locked – and only able to be opened by the customer via our mobile app. Throughout their journeys, our robots are monitored at all times, so if an incident should occur, we can respond quickly.

Why won’t the robot stop outside my house?

Robots are constantly learning so, as they become more familiar with Bedford, they become more efficient in navigating their way around the area. If your house is within our service area and robots don’t stop at the expected place, when setting the location, please try zooming in to the map and dropping a pin, instead of manually entering your address.

Will Starship attend local events?

Yes! We really enjoy attending events and meeting local residents. We often visit schools to show children the robots, how they work and inspire them to learn computer programming.

Please email us at with details of your event.


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