The Robots Are Here!

University offers environmentally friendly robotic delivery service

Woman holding a pizza box and cup of coffee next to an open food delivery robot

In August 2021, Embry-Riddle became the first university in Florida to offer automated robotic delivery service to its students through Starship Technologies.

Starship’s fleet of 20 autonomous robots delivers from 10 campus eateries. Nearly 7,000 students and faculty can now use the Starship Food Delivery app (iOS and Android) to order food and drinks from local retailers to be delivered anywhere on campus, within minutes.

“It’s just another example of Embry-Riddle staying at the cutting edge of science and technology,” says Associate Vice President for Facilities Kevin Kreide. “Not only do we get to add this innovative new service option, but Starship also hires many students to handle the programming and maintenance for these autonomous machines, which is a perfect fit for students in engineering and robotics programs.”