JMU Marketing Manager for Aramark Nicole Jackson said the university is “exploring a potential partnership” with Starship. The company is known for its food and package delivery services that use robots to get the job done.
This potential partnership may change the eating habits of students across campus at JMU like it did at George Mason University about a year ago. According to a Washington Post article, “an extra 1,500 breakfast orders” were delivered by the robots.
For GMU, school officials are able to track data like what food students are ordering and when students usually eat through the robots.
Even though JMU and Starship are discussing a partnership, a signed agreement hasn’t been reached.
Caitlyn Read, the interim director of communications & university spokesperson, said the decision about the agreement is expected to be announced in the “next couple of weeks.”
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