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Tech & Science PepsiCo is rolling out a fleet of robots to bring snacks to college students

20:51  05 january  2019
20:51  05 january  2019 Source:   theverge.com

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Today, PepsiCo announced that it will be rolling out a fleet of snack -carrying robots on the University of the Pacific’s campus in Stockton Once the students meet the robot , they open its green lid and grab their order. PepsiCo said it was the largest food and beverage company on the market

PepsiCo 's Hello Goodness brand partnered with the San Francisco Bay Area-based Robby Technologies to bring this snack robot — or Snacks , drinks delivered by robot ? It's a dream come true at this college campus. PepsiCo 's Hello Goodness brand partnered with the San Francisco Bay

PepsiCo is rolling out a fleet of robots to bring snacks to college students© PepsiCo

Today, PepsiCo announced that it will be rolling out a fleet of snack-carrying robots on the University of the Pacific’s campus in California.

The robots — or “snackbots” — carry snacks and beverages from the company’s Hello Goodness portfolio, which includes choices like Smartfood Delight popcorn, Baked Lays, Pure Leaf Tea, and Starbucks Cold Brew drinks. Students can place their orders on the iOS app and have them delivered to select locations around the 175-acre campus between 9AM and 5PM.

The snackbots are nearly identical to the other delivery machines we’ve seen before. They can travel 20 miles on a single charge, and they have headlights and a camera. Once the students meet the robot, they open its green lid and grab their order.

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PepsiCo has introduced snackbot, a robot that will deliver snacks to college students . This autonomous outdoor vehicle looks like a large cooler on a set of six wheels, each featuring a flag with a number that makes it possible to tell the snackbots apart. The robots will be dedicated to delivering

PepsiCo said it was the largest food and beverage company on the market that has begun to deliver snacks and drinks by way of robot. Last year, Kiwi spearheaded a similar service at UC Berkeley, and students at the university adored the robo-couriers so much that when one caught on fire due to a battery malfunction, they held a candlelight vigil for the device.

According to TheDaily Californian, students on Facebook called the robot a “hero” and a “legend.”

The ordering app is available on iOS with a valid University of the Pacific email address.

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