There will be a new on-campus dining option at Ohio State University this fall – courtesy of Grubhub and Yandex Self-Driving Group.
The leading on-demand delivery provider is teaming up with the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of European Internet company Yandex to roll out delivery via Yandex robots at The Ohio State University. Ohio State students will be able to order food items from on-campus dining locations via the Grubhub app and have them delivered by one of 50 Yandex robots operating at the campus.
Yandex robots autonomously navigate pavements, campus crosswalks and pedestrian areas. They move around the large Ohio State University campus at three to five miles per hour during daytime and after dark and in various weather conditions, including rain and snow. The robots can fit a couple of coffees and a bagel sandwich, or multiple pizzas, all while keeping the food at the right temperature.Chain Store Age