Starship Technologies has been granted a patent for a mobile robot designed to deliver consumable items to recipients. The robot includes an item compartment with temperature control components to maintain different temperatures for various items. This innovation aims to improve the efficiency and quality of delivery services. 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 April 2024 was 38%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Temperature-controlled mobile robot for delivering consumable items

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11945121B2) discloses a mobile robot designed for delivering items to recipients. The robot features an item compartment with separate sections for holding different items, with a temperature control component to maintain specific temperatures in each section. The first section is for cooled or temperature-neutral items, while the second section is for heated items. The robot is also equipped with sensors to detect the presence of items and can generate alerts if items are left in the compartment after delivery.

Furthermore, the patent includes a method for delivering items using the mobile robot, involving placing items in the designated sections, traveling to the delivery location, and controlling temperatures during transit. The method also includes notifying recipients to remove the separator to access items, granting access upon arrival, and actively controlling temperatures in the sections. The robot can detect when items have been removed and notify recipients if any items are left behind. Overall, the invention aims to efficiently deliver consumable items while ensuring proper temperature maintenance throughout the process, enhancing the delivery experience for recipients.

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