Starsky Robotics

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Starsky Robotics
Private
IndustryAutonomous Robotics (robotics, manufacturing, logistics
Founded2016
HeadquartersSan Francisco
Key people
Website

Starsky Robotics is an autonomous truck company founded by Stefan Seltz-Axmacher and Kartik Tiwari. It provides an end-to-end solution that enables trucks to drive without a person in the vehicle. The company has raised $21.7 million to date. Shasta Ventures, Y Combinator, Sam Altman, Trucks.vc, 9Point Ventures, 50 Years and others have invested in various rounds of funding. Starsky Robotics has successfully tested a fully unmanned truck in Florida.

History[edit]

In 2017, Starsky Robotics announced that it had raised $5 million from Y Combinator, Sam Altman, Trucks VC, and Data Collective to create an autonomous trucking company.[1] In 2018, company closed a $16.5 million Series A, led by Shasta Ventures.[2]

In February 2018, Starsky Robotics completed a 7-mile fully driverless trip in Florida without a single human in the truck[3]. Starsky is the first company to publicly test an empty cabin for autonomous trucks.[4]

Technology[edit]

The company develops proprietary technology that allows drivers to remotely pilot trucks from a central headquarters.[5][6] The company has successfully completed full deliveries with 85% autonomy.[7][8] Starsky Robotics’ system solves the issue of final-mile delivery by removing drivers from the cab entirely and putting them in an office where they can remotely operate the truck from terminal to delivery.[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "These Truckers Work Alongside the Coders Trying to Eliminate Their Jobs". Bloomberg.com. 2017-06-22. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  2. ^ "Starsky Robotics raises a $16.5 million Series A for its self-driving trucks – TechCrunch". techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  3. ^ "Starsky Robotics Unleashes Its Truly Driverless Truck in Florida". WIRED. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  4. ^ McFarland, Matt. "Pull over, Uber. This self-driving truck is driving with no one on board". CNNMoney. Retrieved 2018-06-01.
  5. ^ Etherington, Darrell. "Starsky Robotics' autonomous transport trucks also give drivers remote control". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  6. ^ Lienert, Paul (February 28, 2017). "Starsky Robotics sees 'last mile' solution for driverless trucks". Reuters. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  7. ^ Roy, Alex. "Starsky Robotics Unveils a Self-Driving Truck That Could Kill Uber Subsidiary Otto". The Drive. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  8. ^ "This Driverless Truck Startup Is Putting Human Drivers to Work". Fortune. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  9. ^ "Truck completes fully autonomous route without driver in cab". www.ccjdigital.com. Retrieved 2018-06-01.

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