Robot Delivery Company Announces Expansion to 100 Campuses
Robot delivery service company, Starship Technologies, is planning to expand its services to nearly 100 universities and colleges across the nation.
To date, the company has raised $85 million to rapidly expand its services to more new campuses and cater to nearly one million students.
“An entire generation of university students are growing up in a world where they expect to receive a delivery from a robot after a few taps on their smartphone,” said Lex Bayer, CEO of Starship Technologies.
“The reception to our service both on campuses and in neighborhoods has been phenomenal. Our customers appreciate how we make their lives easier and give them back the gift of time.”
Recently, the company announced completing 100,000 commercial deliveries. The University of Pittsburgh has received its delivery robots while Purdue University, Indiana University, and few others will receive it in September.
Lately, many campuses are signing up for robot delivery services. In January, George Mason University rolled out a robot food delivery service started by Sodexo, Inc. and Starship Technologies, to cater to more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff on its Fairfax, VA campus.
After placing an order on the app, a robot, which is capable of carrying up to 20 pounds autonomously, begins making its journey to the customer. Customers can also track the robots via an interactive map.