In many of the universities, meal plans are allowing the college students for taking the benefit of eating at local restaurants and on-campus cafeteria. But now onwards, students at George Mason University will have the option for dining: on-demand food delivery through autonomous robot on wheels.
As per the Starship Technologies, George Mason University received 25 robots for delivery that can tow around 20 pounds each as they move across the campus at four miles per hour. Estonia-based Robotics Company claims that, “The robots can deliver the food in about 15 minutes or less”. In the country, school is the initial campus to integrate robots in student’s plan of dining and are having the largest task force of delivery roots on the campus of university.
Ryan Tuohy, Senior Vice President of business development of Starship Technology’s commented that, “Students and teachers have little free time as it is, so there is a convenience for them to have their food, groceries and packages delivered to them”. Ryan Tuohy even states that, “ Main goal of Starship Technology is to make life easier, whether that means skipping the line, eating lunch on the lawn rather than in the cafe, or finding the time to eat better when studying for exams.” Ryan Tuohy states that, “Commuters can even meet the robot on their way into class”.
Nowadays, delivering food using robots is becoming very common on the campus of college. For the first time, students at the University of Pacific, California, have started ordering beverages and snacks from a bright-colored travelling robot identified as Snackbot. Last year, company of food delivery named Kiwi announced robots on the campus of University of California.
Machines were the part of the pilot program of delivering the meals from local restaurants in the cities are the fixed object the residential sidewalks in areas. In Britain, Starship Technology’s company are using technology for delivering the packages.
Application of Starship Technology Company are allowing the students of George Mason to order food from the places like Dunkin, Starbucks and Blaze Pizza. As soon as the order is placed by the customers, they are expected to drop the pin of the particular area where food has to be delivered. Progress of the robot can be supervised with the help of interactive map. As the machine arrives, customers receive a signal, enabling them to open the lock of the robot by using the application of Starship Technology Company.
To sail across the campus, robots are dependent on ultrasonic sensors, nine cameras and artificial intelligence. As per the VentureBeat, it is commented that, “Two-way audio on board allows users to communicate with “human teleoperators” who monitor the robots from afar and can take over the machine at any moment”. VentureBeat Company even claims that robots can climb curbs, cross streets, functions in snow & rain and plot a route around hindrances.