Robot Food & Grocery Delivery in Rushden

Hello there! Starship’s robots are very happy to be offering grocery delivery in Rushden.

If you’re living within 2 miles of the Co-op Food stores at Grangeway and Higham Ferrars, you too can now enjoy the convenience of robot food and grocery deliveries – saving time and removing the need to jump in the car to go to the store.

Placing an order is really easy! Simply the Starship Food Delivery app, place an order from your local store and then meet the robot when it arrives (don’t worry, we’ll send you a notification through the app to let you know).

Need milk, eggs, bananas, or doughnuts? We’ve got you! Place your order today.

Apple App Store logo. Caption: Download on the App Store

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Starship Food Delivery FAQs – Rushden

We know robots can sound futuristic, but Starship’s food delivery service has now been operating commercially – and delighting communities – for over 5 years. To help you get started, we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below, so you can get your robot grocery delivery in Rushden today.

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 Rushden, 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?

Oh yes! We love meeting schools and groups in the local community. For example, we often visit schools and youth organisations to show children the robots and inspire them to get started with computing and robotics.

Please email us at with more details.


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