There’s a reason these bots are taking over college campuses. With a dangerous new COVID-19 variant going around, the touchless delivery option may be more popular with students and nervous college administrators. They may not solve all the world’s problems, but they are quickly finding a place in the hospitality industry…
Leah Lizarondo, an entrepreneur in residence at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, is the founder and CEO of Food Rescue Hero, a technology platform and mobile app. She says food delivery robots show a lot of promise.
“The load capacity of these are limited and suitable for some things,” she says. “But if we are thinking of a typical weekly grocery delivery or anything as substantial, robots are not yet there.”