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Purdue Welcomes New Robot Delivering Service

Purdue students and faculty members will now be sharing its sidewalks with food delivering robots.

Posted: Sep 9, 2019 5:35 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A new delivery service made its way to Purdue's campus.

Purdue students and faculty members will now be sharing their sidewalks with food delivering robots. The robots were created by Starship Technologies; they allow customers to order food and drinks on their mobile app.

Students will have the opportunity to use their meal plan through the new delivering service with a fee of $1.99.

Starship Technologies Business Development Senior Manager, Chris Neider, said he believes Purdue is a perfect fit for their ever-growing company.

"The people I was working with - the University (Purdue) understood the tactic and thought it'd be a great addition to the campus, especially being with a strong agenda engineering school," stated Neider.

Neider said their main goal is to provide safety for their customers and orders.

"The lid is locked, your item is secured, nobody can get into that item," added Neider. "So no one is going to steal one of your fries or take a sip of your drink. It's locked in there. So, the restaurant will put it in, lock the lid and send it off to its delivery,"

Thirty robots were released to the Purdue public this morning.
Neider said they plan on releasing hundreds of more robots to various colleges across the country over the next two years.

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