Acting like mobile vending machines, a robotic delivery fleet will offer a small selection of snacks and beverages to students at 50 spots on a California campus

Manufacturer of many well known food and beverage brands PepsiCo will begin using robots to deliver a limited selection of goods to college students in the middle of this month. The service will be available to students at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

The Robby Technologies robots will be three feet tall, weigh about 80 pounds and have a top speed of six miles. They will carry and deliver Baked Lay's potato chips, sparkling Bubly water and SunChips to 50 designated on-campus locations where students can meet them to retrieve their snacks after ordering them on an accompanying mobile app.

The robots will be refilled and have new batteries put in as needed by a small on-campus team, beginning with a team of three robots but eventually expanding to five. PepsiCo created this service with the captive college demographic in mind, merging technology with accessibility to provide a seamless and intuitive way to disperse products to key consumers.

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Manufacturer of many well known food and beverage brands PepsiCo will begin using robots to deliver a limited selection of goods to college students in the middle of this month. The service will be available to students at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

The Robby Technologies robots will be three feet tall, weigh about 80 pounds and have a top speed of six miles. They will carry and deliver Baked Lay's potato chips, sparkling Bubly water and SunChips to 50 designated on-campus locations where students can meet them to retrieve their snacks after ordering them on an accompanying mobile app.