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Read all about it: Mason makes national headlines with robot delivery service

January 24, 2019   /   by Mary Lee Clark

This week, Starship Technologies and Sodexo Inc. launched a fleet of 25 delivery robots on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. Currently, the robots deliver treats from Blaze Pizza, Dunkin’ Donuts and Starbucks—with more options to come.  

Mason videographer Lathan Goumas captured the delivery in action and how to use the Starship Delivery app, and the Mason newsdesk has all you need to know about the new technology.

Here are some highlights of media coverage:

Associated Press did a story that was picked up by the Washington Post, the Washington Times, Yahoo! News, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Richmond Times-Dispatch,

WRIC- TV8 (ABC affiliate), WJLA-TV7 (local ABC affiliate), the News Gazette (Champaign, IL) and Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT).

The Washington Post also wrote a story that was picked up by the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, the Roanoke Times and the Free Lance-Star.

Other stories about the robots are featured in Forbes, Inside Higher Ed, Fast Company, the Kansas City Star, Mental Floss, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Marketwatch, Mashable, Tech Crunch, Our Community Now, Digital Trends, Venture Beat, Engadget, the Spoon, Washington Business Journal, WTOP, Verdict (UK), CIO Bulletin, Tech2 and Robotics & Automation News.

Video: CBS News and Fox-TV5