Ahti Heinla, co-founder of Starship Technologies, on how robots will transform the delivery space

While still at Skype, Janus Friis and I were brainstorming the changes we could make in the world using new robotic technology. We realised we could make the world smaller with robots by creating a low-cost and sustainable delivery option for the things people need most in everyday life: groceries, takeaway food, packages, etc. Once we realised this was possible to do with autonomous robots, we set out to create them.