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A robot that delivers food to your house (pictures)

Starship Technologies' delivery 'bot is built to find its way from the supermarket to your house.

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Luke Westaway

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Meet your friendly neighbourhood delivery robot. We got to check it out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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The robot has a total of six wheels.

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There are nine cameras on the 'bot, which helps it figure out where it's going.

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Inside, it can hold two to three bags' worth of groceries.

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The robot travels at roughly 6kph.

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It can take about 12 kilos of weight.

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The robot is semi-autonomous, which means that for the most part, it can find its own way around. When it encounters an obstacle, however, a remote human operator advises the plucky machine on how to proceed.

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The plan is to sell the delivery robot to supermarkets or local businesses, which will use it to handle deliveries.

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Watch our video to see footage of the robot in action.

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