Starsky Robotics (also known as Starsky) is a company in the autonomous truck market. It provides a system that enables trucks to drive without a person in the vehicle. The company's stated goal is to make roads safer while giving drivers work closer to their homes and families.
Starsky Robotics’ system focuses on 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.
The company was founded by Stefan Seltz-Axmacher and Kartik Tiwari in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US. It was officially launched in August 2016, and began moving freight on the highway in February 2017. In February 2018, Starsky drove a truck fully unmanned for seven miles on the highway in Florida and became the first company to publicly test an empty cabin for autonomous trucks.
Starsky Robotics has tested a fully unmanned truck in Florida, and the team is developing fully autonomous commercial trucks.
In 2018, company closed a $16.5 million Series A, led by Shasta Ventures.
Starsky Robotics has been covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wired,
Safety Lead Announcement
Starsky Robotics Appointed Walter Stockwell, Former DJI Executive, as Director of Safety Policy
First-ever Driverless Trip
Starsky drove a truck fully unmanned for seven miles on the highway in Florida.
Starsky Robotics closed a $16.5m Series A round led by Shasta Ventures.
Starsky Robotics announced that it had raised over $5 million from Y Combinator, Sam Altman, Trucks VC, and Data Collective to create an autonomous trucking company.
Began Moving Freight on the Highway
Starsky came out of stealth announcing that they autonomously moved freight on the highway.
Starsky Robotics went through Y Combinator in 2016.
Founded in 2015 by Stefan Seltz-Axmacher and Kartik Tiwari.
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
NPR: A Career Trucker Helps To Steer The Path For Self-Driving Trucks
Short-documentary on Starsky Robotics and how it's CEO, Stefan Seltz-Axmacher, thinks driverless trucks will affect the world.
Starsky Robotics completes the first ever test-drive of a truly unmanned truck
Starsky Robotics First Freight
Wired: The Future of Trucking When Machines Take the Wheel