Starship Technologies announced this week that they have raised $40 million to expand their existing robot delivery program.
The startup, which until now has been focused on George Mason University and Northern Arizona University, plans to expand to a reported 100 college campuses in the near future.
According to company leadership, Starship Technologies has completed over 100,000 deliveries since launch.
The service aims to remove the human-side of the delivery by providing an alternative to delivery that doesn’t require a car and a human driver to complete it.
While we haven’t seen one of these robots in action ourselves, there is a certain novelty to such a small vehicle being able to make food deliveries at scale. One of the largest components of meal delivery is the gas guzzling car, so we’re definitely fascinated and impressed by any technology hoping to decrease the number of cars on the road.