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Starship’s food delivery robots, which roamed campus last school year, have been mysteriously missing from campus.

Starship robots may return in future under new dining contractor

By India Krug, Staff Writer September 23, 2020
Some of the Pitt community’s smallest pedestrians are missing this semester — the Starship Technologies food delivery robots. The robots, which became a part of campus culture, provided a meal option right outside students’ doors.
Starship Technologies and Pitt Dining announced in an email Monday that Starship delivery robots are now fully operational.

Starship food robots now fully operational

By Mary Rose O'Donnell, Assistant News Editor January 13, 2020
Starship food robots will now deliver food from Common Grounds, Forbes Street Market, Sub Connection and other campus dining options.
Opinion | Ableist memes arent funny

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By Rachel Soloff, For The Pitt News October 30, 2019
The r/Pitt Reddit users reacted poorly and took out their anger over the robots removal on someone who was anticipating problems of accessibility for students in wheelchairs.
Starship Technologies announced Tuesday that its food robots have begun completing deliveries to students on lower campus.

Food robot pilot testing begins on lower campus

By Erica Guthrie, Assistant News Editor October 30, 2019
Starship Technologies announced Tuesday that its food robots, which have already been seen around Oakland in their pilot phase, have begun completing deliveries to students on lower campus.
Starship’s food delivery robots have been criticized for creating difficulties at crosswalks for wheelchair-using students.

Starship issues new statement after reviewing footage of viral incident on Forbes crosswalk

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor October 22, 2019
A Starship spokesman said the video showed Emily Ackerman traveling “past the robot without stopping" in her wheelchair.
The testing of the Starship Technologies food delivery robots has halted due to concerns over potential safety issues for wheelchair users.

Pitt pauses testing of Starship robots due to safety concerns

By Emily Wolfe, News Editor October 21, 2019
Pitt has paused testing of its Starship Technologies food delivery robots after a student raised concerns about safety issues the robots may create for wheelchair users.
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