Robots wander BGSU as part of approaching food delivery service

It’s a powerful sight on BGSU’s campus, and it’s bringing up lots of issues.

“Where did it come from?” a group of freshmen said about a little, white robot nearby. “We don’t know where it came from.”

In recent days, students said they’ve seen robots slithering around, and they even stop to talk.

“Hello. I’m a Starship delivery robot,” a robot said to a 13abc crew.

The mini-robots creator, Starship, was tight-lipped about the presence on campus. As indicated by the organization’s website, the self-driving bots work in food and package delivery. Starship said it intends to extend the service to 100 college campuses, like BGSU, by 2021.

The university likewise didn’t say much regarding the machines however released an explanation that reads to some extent: “BGSU is excited to be preparing to launch robotic food delivery service on our Bowling Green Campus. The Starship Robots are currently mapping the campus in preparation.”

While the six-wheeled robots are getting student’s eyes, they’re additionally captivating reporters the same.

“It did kind of feel like a Star Wars moment,” Sentinel-Tribune reporter Roger LaPointe said.

LaPointe did a review on the bots Thursday after he saw one cruising along a sidewalk off Wooster Street.

“It seemed like every human interaction, and yet there was no human there,” LaPointe said.

While they’re irregular, the robots intend no damage, and students said they’re anxious to utilize them.

“It will be very convenient for it to come to my door and me not have to go outside to get my food,” Stahl said.

Now, it’s vague when BGSU plans to formally launch the robotic delivery service. 13abc will make certain to tell people when it occurs.

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