Robot Delivery Service Rolls Out at 50 College CampusesRobot Delivery Service Rolls Out at 50 College Campuses
Starship Technologies’ delivery robots have new features including including wireless charging and robot characters
August 25, 2023
Starship Technologies is rolling out its autonomous robot delivery service to 50 college campuses in the U.S., as the new semester begins.
The rollout marks the first launch of the service at several schools, including Wichita State University, Boise State University and the University of New Orleans.
With the new deployment, Starship is also introducing new features to its wheeled robots, including wireless charging and robot “characters,” allowing students to request specific voices and personas for the robot handling their delivery.
These characters include Sunshine, for a “dose of positivity,” Harry, which has a British accent, and Asher, “keeping it cool and casual.” Robots can also play a song from a pre-selected list.
“Our robots have proved to be immensely popular, especially among college students who often adopt them as another campus mascot,” said Chris Neider, Starship Technologies’ vice president of business development. “We like to keep innovating and the new schools and new robot characters are great additions for the new school year.”
Starship’s robot service has been delivering at university campuses since 2019, with the company saying its robots have now traveled more than 6 million miles globally, serving more than 1.1 million students in the U.S.
Starship’s fleet of more than 2,000 robots operates at L4 autonomy, making deliveries completely autonomously.
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