Starship Technologies delivery robots roll into another uni campus
Starship Technologies has announced a second location for its autonomous US college campus delivery programme, in which it partners with Sodexo.
Following a launch at George Mason University in January, students at Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) Flagstaff campus can now also get food delivered by robot.
“We’ve been very pleased with how quickly Starship has been embraced on college campuses,” says Ryan Tuohy, SVP, Business Development, Starship Technologies. “These campuses are hubs of innovation and activity, with both students and faculty needing convenient and flexible services. Our on-demand delivery is perfectly suited to this environment and we can’t wait to introduce our robots to the students and faculty at Northern Arizona University.”
Users open an app, choose from a range of food or drink items, then drop a pin where they want their delivery to be sent. They can then watch as the robot makes its journey to them, via an interactive map. Once the robot arrives, they receive an alert, and can then meet and unlock it through the app. The delivery usually takes a matter of minutes, depending on the menu items ordered and the distance the robot must travel. Each robot can carry up to 20 lbs.