We’ve come a long way from my college days in the early 2000s of waiting in line with plastic trays and meal plans. Now Fairfield University is one of the first campuses in the northeast to start using robots to deliver food to students.
The little white robotic machines will use machine learning, artificial intelleigence, and sensors to make their way around various obstacles. They will be able to cross the street, climb over curbs, and even travel around in the dark for those late night cravings all students have at some point.
The school teamed up with GrubHub and robotics company Starship Technologies to create these little guys. The student will be able to meets the robot at a designated area to get their food, unlocking the bot with their phone to grab their order.
My only question… do you tip the robot?
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