Robots are now delivering food to George Mason University
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Sorry if this isn't a new thing, but I've never seen this shit before
Robots are now delivering food on GMU campus
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WASHINGTON — Box-sized robots are now delivering food to students and faculty on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia.
Food services and facilities management company Sodexo has partnered with Starship Technologies to deploy a fleet of 25 robots, the largest autonomous robot food delivery service on a university campus in the country.
As of now, Blaze Pizza, Starbucks and Dunkin’ are on board for the robot launch. Sodexo said more restaurants will be announced in coming weeks.
Students and teachers can use an app to place their order, which Sodexo and Starship say can be delivered in about 15 minutes. Each on-demand delivery costs $1.99.
The robots are outfitted with multiple cameras that are always recording, and two-way audio to communicate with people they interact with. Each robot can carry up to 20 pounds — the equivalent of about three grocery bags.
They drive autonomously, can navigate hurdles like curbs and can travel in rain and snow. But they are monitored by humans who can take control at any time.
The service also works in conjunction with GMU student meal plans.
The robots tell you where to drive
The robots tell you what to eat
I approve of our new AI overlords, we did it, we made life.
Meals on wheels
They also experimented with this earlier this year, but with pizza.
I love the way it looks, it's like a radio controlled bus.
I'm ok with this.
People are posting about them constantly on the subreddit
These little fuckers been delivering round my campus for few months now. They really can't handle snowy pedestrian crossings that well. They stand on the edge, scanning for a few minutes and even if drivers do stop, they usually give up on them after 10 or so seconds pass. Worse than old ladies at crossings.