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August 22, 2019 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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'Dorm Food: Delivery Robots Coming to 100 College Campuses' by Greg Nichols

Greg Nichols writes the following for ZDNet:

The robot delivery wars are officially shifting into hyper-drive. Today, Starship Technologies, which makes a six-wheeled bot for autonomous delivery, is announcing $40 million in Series A funding. …

That’s a drop in the bucket compared to behemoth Amazon, which has dived headlong into its own delivery robotics program. …

But Starship has an important advantage over Bezos and crew: One heck of a head start. Founded in San Francisco in 2014, the company’s funding announcement coincides with a major milestone as it celebrates its [100,000th] commercial delivery. That’s thought to be more than any other robotics delivery company. …

The company introduced robot delivery to university campuses earlier this year in partnership with foodservice management company Sodexo, Inc. …

So far, according to internal numbers, Starship’s robots have delivered over 6,000 pizzas, 7,000 gallons of milk, 8,000 coffees, 9,000 sushi rolls, 15,000 bananas, and over 3,700 diapers. Now Starship has indicated plans to expand its service to 100 university campuses in the next 24 months. 

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