Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kiwi Delivery Robots Tackle Student Snack Attacks

What’s not to like about food delivered by a cheery little robot in about 30 minutes. That’s the attraction of Kiwi Bot, a robot hatched by a Colombian team now in residence at the University of California, Berkeley’s Skydeck accelerator, which funds and mentors startups. The startup has rolled out 50 of its robots — basically, computerized beer coolers with four wheels and one cute digital face — and delivered more than 12,000 meals. They’re often seen shuttling food on Cal’s and Stanford University’s campuses.