Food Delivery by Robot?
Starship robots bring your favorite foods to you!
Starship Technologies has partnered with Purdue Food Company to offer a futuristic delivery service! That’s right, you can have your food brought to you by robot!
Enjoy savory snacks, sweet treats, and hearty meals from all over the Purdue campus without leaving the comfort of your favorite hangout! The robots provide a safe, fast, affordable and environmentally friendly delivery. Your can use your Retail Dining Membership, Dining Dollars, BoilerExpress, and Credit/Debit cards on Starship’s app, so you can order from your favorite campus restaurants, like Starbucks or Au Bon Pain, for a small delivery fee.
Ready to get your meals on six wheels?
Place your order from participating campus restaurants.
Sit back and track your order as a robot makes its way to you!
Learn more about Starship’s mission to transform the future of delivery.
How do robots know where they’re going?
Most of the time the robots drive autonomously, using a mixture of computer vision and GPS to pinpoint their exact location to the nearest inch.
How does the robot not hit things?
The robot has obstacle detection. 12 cameras, ultrasonic sensors, radars, neural networks and more to detect obstacles, whether that’s a dog, a pedestrian/cyclist.
How fast does it go?
The robot travels safely at 4 mph.
Does it travel on roads or sidewalks?
The robots are designed to act like a pedestrian, so mainly sidewalks, but they cross roads too.
Are they 100% Autonomous?
We aim for 99% autonomous operation. The robots can be monitored remotely by a human who can take control at any time, if needed.
How much does the robot weigh?
How much can the robot carry?
Around 20 pounds.
They must get stolen all the time!
The robots have many theft prevention measures to prevent this from happening. Sirens if it is picked up, tracking to the nearest inch, the lid is securely locked, and cameras that can record.
Where is the company based?
Starship is an American company headquartered in San Francisco. The robots are manufactured in Europe.
How much does a delivery cost?
The delivery price can change but it’s normally just a few bucks.
How do you ensure sanitary deliveries?
The robots are cleaned and sanitized before every delivery.
Are they environmentally friendly?
Starship’s robots are safe and green and 100% electric.
Step 2: Order Your Food
We accept: Retail Dining Memberships, Credit/Debit, Dining Dollars, and Boiler Express.