Elior introduces robot delivery at University of Roehampton

The delivery robot is fully autonomous.

Elior has introduced new autonomous robotics to deliver food to students’ rooms at the University of Roehampton, London. The company provides student catering at the university’s campus restaurants, and noticed that many preferred the ease and convenience of ordering takeaways directly to their halls of residence.

In partnership with GW Projects, Elior has introduced the Roehampton robot. The delivery robot is fully autonomous, meaning it can deliver to students without human interference and travel across all terrains and even roads. The built-in AI technology allows it to learn the best routes across campus and store that information for the next journey, guaranteeing a quick delivery time.

Craig Stewart, divisional manager director for Elior, said: “The new robot can deliver both food and retail items to students and academic staff across the large campus, with great levels of success. We look forward to further developing this use of new technology across the campus, and continuing to support students and staff with healthy, fulfilling meals.”

Mike Hall, director of campus operations for the University of Roehampton, added: “When the Elior team brought robots to the table, we were all for the new ideas and creativity. Since its integration, the students have been extremely receptive to the new technology and have been enjoying the delivery service along with the ease of access to campus food options.”

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