Grubhub will start using Russian-made autonomous robots to deliver food across US college campuses this Fall.
Grubhub currently works with more than 250 colleges across the Us to deliver food to students and others.
Grubhub is partnering with Russian tech giant Yandex. The company says its robots can access areas and navigate obstacles in ways cars could never do. This is especially true when it comes to college campuses that remain mostly pedestrian.
The robot delivery service will be integrated directly into Grubhub’s mobile app, and allow you to order from wherever you are, using your phone’s geolocation. When the robot gets close to its destination, the customer will receive a notification and be able to retrieve their order by using the app to unlock a hatch on the robot.
These food-delivery robots use the same self-driving technology that Yandex uses for its autonomous cars. They can operate in most weather conditions and have already proven themselves as part of Yandex’s own food and grocery delivery services in Russia. In case you are not familiar with Yandex, think of it as the Google of Russia.
The rovers have also been fulfilling restaurant orders in Ann Arbor, Michigan, since April.
If you needed one more reason to stop cooking, this surely does it.
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