The future of delivery services is scooting around Arizona State University’s Tempe campus after a partnership between food provider Aramark and California-based Starship Technologies has brought in a fleet of sidewalk-traveling autonomous delivery robots.
Anyone on campus can download the Starship app on iOS or Android and have Aramark meals delivered.
Options for food delivery, which began in late August, include Starbucks, Burger King, QDOBA, Pei Wei, Subway, Jamba Juice, Chick-in and Einstein Bros. Bagels. POD Market items are also deliverable — from frozen food to health supplies.
San Francisco-based Starship Technologies has introduced 40 delivery robots at ASU last month as part of a plan to expand to 100 more universities worldwide over the next two years, company officials said. It already had been testing the robots at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Purdue University is next on the list to get the robots, on Sept. 9, the San Francisco Business Times reported.