Food robots now delivering to more of Purdue's campus

Purdue's food-delivering robots now have more ground to cover.

Posted: Nov 22, 2019 11:11 AM
Updated: Nov 22, 2019 12:45 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue's food-delivering robots now have more ground to cover. Starship Technologies has added to the geographical area the robots can make deliveries, according to Purdue spokesperson Tim Doty. 

The expansion allows the robots to cross most of State Street. Deliveries can now be made all the way south to U.S. 231 and as far north as Cherry Lane.


More coverage area, indicated by the blue shading, has been added to Purdue's food delivery robots

The robots made their way to Purdue in September. More than 30 robots are synced up to the West Lafayette campus and make about 100 deliveries a day.

Starship now delivers at six universities, including fellow Big Ten school Wisconsin. However, Purdue was the first major college it launched at.

"We like trying new things at Purdue and being first in things," said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. "So far on this one I think it's a successful initiative."

Food and drinks can be ordered from 11 restaurants on the Starship Deliveries App. Starship Technologies recently added Green Leaf and Villa. The company said Boiler Express will also be added as a payment method in the future.

More robots will be added to the fleet when demand increases, according to the company.

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