Perhaps to avoid similar situations, Starship has posted an ad for a "robot operator" in Madison.. The founders claim Starship robots are far safer than delivery drones because the robot only weighs 20 pounds and moves slowly. Starship is designed to be 99 percent self-driving, with difficult situations handled by a remote human operator. According to the job description, the robot operator … Heinla also said the … Starship has posted a job opening on its website, advertising for a robot operator on Purdue’s campus. Starship Technologies, the company leading the delivery industry revolution with fleets of friendly pavement robots is looking for an Entry Level Robot Operator. Starship is designed to be 99 percent self-driving, with difficult situations handled by a remote human operator. Starship, the recipient of these letters, is the maker of six-wheeled delivery robots which look a little bit like a toy-friendly sidekick robot from some as-yet-unmade Star Wars movie.