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Starship robots may return in future under new dining contractor

Starship’s food delivery robots, which roamed campus last school year, have been mysteriously missing from campus.
September 22, 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 food robots now fully operational

Starship Technologies and Pitt Dining announced in an email Monday that Starship delivery robots are now fully operational.
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 aren’t funny

Opinion | Ableist memes aren't funny
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.

Food robot pilot testing begins on lower campus

Starship Technologies announced Tuesday that its food robots have begun completing deliveries to students on lower campus.
October 29, 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 issues new statement after reviewing footage of viral incident on Forbes crosswalk

Starship’s food delivery robots have been criticized for creating difficulties at crosswalks for wheelchair-using students.
October 22, 2019
A Starship spokesman said the video showed Emily Ackerman traveling “past the robot without stopping" in her wheelchair.

Pitt pauses testing of Starship robots due to safety concerns

The testing of the Starship Technologies food delivery robots has halted due to concerns over potential safety issues for wheelchair users.
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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