The service aims to make package delivery more convenient by holding customers' items and employing self-driving robots to deliver when they're ready, wherever they are

Having an important package delivered can cause headaches, from worries over signatures to arranging delivery times. Even more, package theft is also a common problem. U.K.-based startup Starship Technologies is looking to provide customers peace of mind, offering a solution to these challenges by way of package-delivering robots.

Customers of the service can have their packages sent to one of Starship’s distribution centers, who will hold it until they are ready to retrieve their items. To activate delivery, customers use an app to notify the service, upon which Starship will deploy a self-driving robot to the person’s location, whether they’re at home, work or elsewhere.

According to the service, “Starship gets packages to consumers when and where they want them. This is the only service of its kind available in the world today, and it works around your lifestyle.”

Starship’s program is initially only available to people in the English town of Milton Keynes, for £7.99 per month. The company hopes to expand the program, with plans to operate in San Francisco by the end of the year.

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Having an important package delivered can cause headaches, from worries over signatures to arranging delivery times. Even more, package theft is also a common problem. U.K.-based startup Starship Technologies is looking to provide customers peace of mind, offering a solution to these challenges by way of package-delivering robots.

Customers of the service can have their packages sent to one of Starship’s distribution centers, who will hold it until they are ready to retrieve their items. To activate delivery, customers use an app to notify the service, upon which Starship will deploy a self-driving robot to the person’s location, whether they’re at home, work or elsewhere.