Technology & Equipment

Starship Technologies celebrates five years of robot deliveries at George Mason University

Since the launch in 2019, students at George Mason University have placed nearly 500,000 delivery orders through Starships robots.
Starship Robot
Starship robots have since expanded their footprint to include 50 U.S. college campuses. | Photo courtesy of Starship Technologies

George Mason University (Mason) was the first university in the U.S. to offer autonomous robot deliveries through Starship and the university recently celebrated five years of service. Since the launch in 2019, students at the university have placed nearly 500,000 delivery orders. Starship's robots have now expanded to 50 U.S. universities.

To celebrate the milestone, Mason Dining and Starship are offering giveaways at select merchants throughout the week. Winners will receive exclusive anniversary merchandise, Starship promo codes, Mason Dining merch and other prizes.

Today Starships global fleet of more than 2,000 robots has completed more than 5 million deliveries and traveled more than 7 million miles, according to a statement.

“Starship robots are an important part of daily campus life at Mason,” said Roshonda Alexander, retail general manager at Sodexo, in a statement. “We took a bit of a risk five years ago when we introduced the robots but we haven’t looked back since. The technology was embraced by our students and faculty as well as our merchants. We’re all about making lives easier for our students. The robots have done that and provided a fun technology that just makes people happy.”



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