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Robot Food Delivery Coming To Campus Near You

Robot food delivery will change campus forever.

“We're in the early stages, but I've seen a lot of excitement," Alex Mackenzie with Wayne State Dining Services said. "People use it, ask a lot of questions.”

Mackenzie says the robots have mapped out campus and can adjust to traffic patterns and construction, navigating their way around bumps in the road.

“It's smart enough to know when to stop at a stoplight, when a human is coming, a bike is coming, all of those things,” Mackenzie said.

Fans of science fiction author Robert Heinlein may recall the delivery robot mentioned in his 1962 novel Podkayne of Mars:

Not since the time he rewired the delivery robot so that it would serve him midnight snacks and charge them to my code number without (so far as anyone could ever prove) disturbing the company’s seal on the control box.

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