Rolling into another year of robot deliveries


Mason Dining and Starship Technologies, the world’s leading provider of autonomous delivery services, are celebrating five years of autonomous robot deliveries at George Mason University.

What did the Mason Nation order through Starship this past year? How busy were those friendly little robots? Let’s recap the highlights.


Nearly half a million deliveries since launch: 458,846  

Miles covered by the fleet since launch: 474,225 

Mac and Cheese had a big 2023: it was ordered 3,236 times and took the lead compared to what had been the overall most popular item 

Most popular item ordered since launch: The Original Double ‘N Fries from Steak ‘n Shake (15,779 times) 

Most popular delivery song: "Barbie World" by Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice (played 552 times) 

In January 2019, Mason was the first university in the United States to offer autonomous robot deliveries provided by Starship. Mason’s initial fleet of 25 robots has grown to 60. In addition, the merchant locations have increased from four to 18.

Starship robot on campus
Starship robots deliver meals, snacks, and beverages to the George Mason University community. Photo by Evan Cantwell/Office of University Branding

“Starship robots are an important part of daily campus life at Mason,” said Roshonda Alexander, retail general manager at Mason Dining. “We took a bit of a risk five years ago when we introduced the robots, but we haven’t looked back since. The technology was embraced by our students and faculty as well as our merchants. We’re all about making lives easier for our students. The robots have done that and provided a fun technology that just makes people happy.”

Starship’s robots are now serving more than 1.1 million people across 50 U.S. college campuses, as well as in local neighborhoods in several other countries.

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