WASHINGTON — Drones can’t legally fly inside the Beltway, so packages delivered by drones in D.C. is not really a possibility. But that is only if you are looking to the skies.

Starship, a European company started by the co-founders of Skype, got approval last week from the D.C. Council to begin testing their delivery robots on Washington sidewalks.

Best described as mini Stormtroopers on wheels, these Starship robots are designed to deliver products ordered online to customers when and where they request it.

These ‘grounded drones’ will only travel about two or three miles away from its home base at about four miles per hour. Starship officials said it will roll down the sidewalk with pedestrians and follow all traffic laws.

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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