Food delivery robots will be a game-changer for hungry residents on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's campus

This campus is rolling out food deliveries–with robots


Food delivery robots will be a game-changer for hungry residents on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's campus

When students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville place a food delivery, they may be greeted by a new and innovative delivery method from Starship Technologies.

A fleet of 40 autonomous on-demand robots will deliver from 16 campus eateries including Einstein Bros. Bagels, Steak ’n Shake, Starbucks, and Subway, among others. Students, faculty, and staff can use the Starship app (iOS and Android) to order food and drinks from select dining partners to be delivered anywhere on campus.

Working in conjunction with Vol Dining, the service functions with the student meal plan so VolCard, Dining Dollars or Flex Dollars are accepted as payment along with debit and credit cards.

“I’m really excited for the robot service. The convenience of it is a game changer for a big campus like ours,” said Drew Hyler, a senior studying supply chain management from Roanoke, Virginia.

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