As a police officer, then when out on patrol in the early hours of the morning or late at night, then you never know what or who you are going to come across.
Maybe you might find some suspicious individuals who are out looking for their next victim to steal from.
Or maybe you will find some revellers who have had too much to drink and have found refuge in a skip or a bin.
But one thing that you probably would not expect to find, is a delivery robot who has lost its way…
Officers from Thames Valley Police (Milton Keynes) whilst patrolling on Saturday night, managed to find a sorry-looking robot who had apparently lost his way.
In a tweet, officers said:
‘Patrolling on a Saturday night and came accross this little fella in trouble.
‘We didn’t know if it had given up for the night. Spoke to the robot breakdown service and they went to the rescue’.
But the sight of robots carrying out their deliveries in the dead of night is something that will become a more frequent sight for anyone who is out-and-about late at night.
The delivery robots belong to a company called ‘Starship Technologies’.
The firm has recently partnered with the Co-op in Milton Keynes in order to deliver groceries there.
The new service is available through a mobile phone app, with residents living in the neighbourhoods covered in Milton Keynes able to have packages delivered to an address of their choice.
Customers pay a monthly subscription of £7.99 for an unlimited number of deliveries.
Once signed-up via the app, people will receive a “personal address” at the depot where parcels can be sent, to then be delivered by the robots.
Starship Technologies formed in July 2014 by two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, with Lex Bayer joining in June 2018 from Airbnb.