Starship Technologies has patented a system for distributing, delivering, and collecting freight using mobile freight stations with delivery robots. The system includes interfaces for loading/unloading freight into vehicles, securing freight, and loading robots. This innovation aims to streamline the logistics process efficiently. GlobalData’s report on Starship Technologies gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Starship Technologies, Autonomous freight management was a key innovation area identified from patents. Starship Technologies's grant share as of January 2024 was 33%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Automated system for distributing, delivering, and collecting freight

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Starship Technologies Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11880784B2) describes a system for distributing, delivering, and collecting freight using mobile freight stations equipped with delivery robots and loading devices. The system involves automatically loading and unloading freight from freight vehicles via a first interface, securing and fixing freight in the vehicles, and optimizing freight storage using a freight storage optimization system. Each cargo contains information such as the target station, addresses of recipients and senders, and details of other freight stations on the route. The system also includes charging interfaces for the delivery robots, communication interfaces for interaction between robots and vehicles, and a method for autonomous transportation of freight to predetermined addresses.

Furthermore, the patent details a mobile freight station specifically designed for the distribution, delivery, and collection of freight. This station includes a first interface for loading and unloading freight, a number of delivery robots, a loading device, and a freight storage optimization system with optical sensors. The system allows for the positioning of delivery robots within the freight storage to be controlled via a transmitter. Additionally, a method for distributing, delivering, and collecting freight is outlined, involving the use of mobile freight stations, delivery robots, loading devices, and a freight storage optimization system. The method includes automatically loading and unloading freight, providing information storage in each cargo, and optimizing freight storage using optical sensors and an image analysis processor. The method also includes autonomous transportation of freight to predetermined addresses by the delivery robots.

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