Starship Robots’ Seasonal Robots are Now Roaming US Campuses and UK cities
SAN FRANCISCO (October 31, 2022) — Halloween is here and that means candy, costumes, and roaming pumpkins. If that last one has you scratching your head, you may not have visited one of the many college campuses and cities across the US, UK and Europe where ‘Pumpkinbots’ are making deliveries. Courtesy of Starship Technologies, the world’s leading provider of autonomous delivery services, these orange bots are making deliveries for a limited time.
Numerous sightings have already been reported, but many PumpkinBots have escaped and remain unaccounted for. Starship Technologies is offering a reward for anyone who can spot one of the fleeing PumpkinBots and help ensure its safe return.
Pumpkinbots are an elusive breed. Unlike Ghostbusters, you can’t call them specifically, but one of them may show up with your food when you place an order through the Starship Food Delivery app, which is available on iOS and Android.
Charlie Hollway, Marketing Manager at Starship Technologies, said: “Late last week several robots slipped off their charging cables during a routine safety update on a stormy night and travelled out into the wild. But unlike all other Starship robots we’re unable to track these ones to the nearest inch, so we’re appealing to the public to help us locate them.”
Charlie added: “Joking aside, we want people to enjoy some fun with the robots and celebrate Halloween, so Starship is offering a reward to anyone who spots one of our elusive PumpkinBots.”
“We’re giving away a free robot delivery promo code to anyone who reports a sighting in their neighbourhood and shares a photo to prove the discovery with the hashtag #pumpkinbot.”