PepsiCo is using robots to deliver snacks to college students

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If walking to a regular vending machine seems too inconvenient, what if the vending machine came to you? PepsiCo is doing just that at the University of Pacific campus in Stockton, California with robots called “snackbots.” Using a smartphone app, students can order quasi-healthy snacks like Baked Lays, Sunchips or a Starbucks Cold Brew (from PepsiCo’s “Hello Goodness” vending platform), and have it delivered between 9 AM and 5 PM to one of 50 locations around the 175 acre campus.

The autonomous snackbots, built by Y-Combinator startup Robby Technologies, can travel 20 miles on a charge, and are equipped with a camera, headlights and all-wheel drive to handle rough or wet terrain. Once it arrives, you simply release the lid, grab your snacks and close it to complete the sale. The app presumably takes care of the security and dispensing end of things.


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This article and images were originally posted on [Engadget] January 4, 2019 at 08:36AM. Credit to the original author and Engadget | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.


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