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Ghost kitchens ride into college campuses on the backs of delivery bots

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Ghost kitchens ride into college campuses on the backs of delivery bots

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Universities are increasingly relying on bots to both address labor shortages and explore new business opportunities, such as delivery-only kitchens, popularly referred to as "ghost kitchens".

An expansion of their spring semester pilot of 15 bots, the plan is to have around 100 Cartken robots delivering around OSU by the end of the school year.

Larger rival Starship Technologies, arguably the leader in the space, has been deploying robots on campuses for years.


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Author / Journalist: Rebecca Bellan

Category: Technology

Topics: Labor Ohio state university Food Robotics Startups Starship technologies EC Consumer Applications Ghost kitchens Logistics Cartken Grubhub EC Mobility Hardware Kiwibot Hardware Sidewalk delivery robots Robotics Transportation TC Transportation

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Published On: 2022-06-23, 16:00:37

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