Grubhub, Starship Technologies Partner to Expand Robot Delivery Service

The autonomous delivery service will now be available at Baylor University and East Carolina University

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

February 3, 2023

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Starship Technologies is expanding its autonomous robot delivery service across two additional university campuses thanks to a new collaboration with Grubhub. 

Twenty of Starship’s autonomous robots will be rolled out at both Baylor University and East Carolina University (ECU). 

The delivery service will be available to students and faculty members on the Grubhub app.

“Technology and great food service go hand in hand,” said Sean McMahon, Baylor’s dining resident district manager. “We are excited to have these delivery bots on site to enhance the student experience and make dining on campus that much easier. These smart robots are also fun to see around campus. We hope the Baylor community enjoys this automated service from some of our on-campus retail locations.”  

“We’re excited to kick off the new year with service at two more schools,” said Chris Neider, Starship Technologies’ director of business development. “We’re getting great feedback from our universities and directly from the students on how much they like the service and how much our robots have integrated themselves into the respective campus communities. Both Baylor and ECU are always looking for new ways to enhance the on-campus experience and we’re confident that the robots will be warmly welcomed.” 

To date, Starship Technologies’ zero-emission robots have made more than 4 million autonomous deliveries, deployed at university campuses in Missouri, Indiana, Texas and Utah, among others. 

The robots use a combination of machine learning, artificial intelligence and an array of sensors to autonomously navigate a range of terrains, and can carry the equivalent of around three shopping bags of goods.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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