UCLA Joins Growing List of Campuses to Offer Contactless Delivery, Service available with Bruin Buzz, Southern Lights and Blaze Pizza
Westwood, Calif. – January 27, 2021 – You might notice some new friends rolling around UCLA this week. No, they’re not Transformers – they’re a new autonomous delivery service, providing Bruins with a safe, contactless way to receive meals and drinks while on campus. Thanks to a partnership between ASUCLA Restaurants and Starship Technologies, food delivery on campus is getting safer – and a lot more interesting!
UCLA joins a growing roster of colleges and universities across the country where Starship delivery robots are available, such as UC Irvine, the University of Mississippi, Arizona State University and Bridgewater University. Since its launch in 2018, more than 1 million orders have been completed by the delivery robots.
UCLA students, faculty and staff can be the envy of their social circles by using Starship’s service, starting today, to order on-campus delivery from Blaze Pizza, Bruin Buzz, and Southern Lights.
“Over the last few years there has been a growing interest for food deliveries on campus, and our new partnership with Starship Technologies has come at the perfect time,” said Cindy Bolton, ASUCLA Director of Food Operations. “The new service is an excellent alternative to traditional delivery, especially as we continue to confront the challenges of COVID-19. By using delivery robots, ASUCLA Restaurants can serve more essential workers and students on campus. Plus, robots are fun!”
The introduction of Starship robots comes at a time of increasing interest in the autonomous delivery industry. Contactless delivery continues to be one of the most reliable ways to protect vulnerable populations and enable social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.