The students and staff at the University of Nevada may encounter a fleet of autonomous robots. They are delivery robots programmed to support them with food deliveries. Chartwell higher Ed Dining services, One of the leading foodservice management, has partnered with starship technologies to launch these robots in the University of Nevada.
Starship delivery robots are 99% autonomous. They function to deliver food and groceries. The robots move along sideways, but they can crossroads as well.
Here is, how the robot works
- You have to download the “Starship Food delivery” app on your mobile from the play store.
- You can order from the functioning locations in Nevada, available in the app. You can pay for the order and drop your location pin for delivery within the campus.
- When the order is ready, Robots pick them. You can track their live locations through the app. The order usually takes minutes to deliver.
- You receive a push notification from the app when the robot reaches your location. You can unlock the robot with your phone.
The robots are well cleaned and sanitized before every delivery. The robots have 12 cameras and ultrasonic sensors to detect an obstacle on their path. Robots can carry up to 45 pounds. They use GPS and computer vision to know their location.
Previously, Grubhub partnered with Yandex robots to deliver food to the University campuses in the U.S.
Starship Technologies is a robotic company, That produces robots to support food delivery services. It has its headquarters in California.
Chartwell Higher Ed is a leading higher education contract foodservice market. They have their headquarters in Newyork, and they are a part of the compass group in the USA.
The University of Nevada is a public land-grant university that functions in Reno, Nevada. It had over 17,513 enrollments in the year 2018-19.