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Starship robots pass by the outside of the Memorial Union on May 16. The Starship robots will rise up in 2065 according to the local representative, but only after they conquer the train that comes through campus.

F*ck it, real talk: Starship robots have gotten faster and more aggressive, taking OSU community by storm

Hayden Lohr, Columnist
June 6, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. The robots on Oregon State Universtiy’s Corvallis, Ore....

A lone starship robot waits for cars to pass before crossing Southwest Washington Way on Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus on Feb. 23. With so many robots roaming around, it is likely one will be hit, and students can face trouble if they dont follow the necessary steps if they hit one of the robots.

On Our Minds: Starship delivery robots will inevitably cause legal headaches for students

Riley LeCocq, Columnist
March 29, 2022

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. Starship delivery robots that travel across Oregon State...

Starship robots await loading of food outside of the Arnold Dining Hall on Nov. 24, 2021. These robots deliver food to students from most dining locations on Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus and are not expected to be impeded by the winter weather.

OSU students offer opinions on six-wheeled rovers delivering food through winter weather

Reid Morrison, News Contributor
January 3, 2022

Oregon State University’s Starship robots face many challenges on campus, but students can expect the robots to continue delivering food even through Oregon’s winter season.  “They slip and slide...

This illustration depicts Dr. Bot preparing their surgical table with a sleeping patient. In the future, by cleaning and disinfecting areas, robots could reduce the risk of exposure to disease for healthcare workers.

Semi-autonomous robots could help medical workers during disease outbreaks

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
December 12, 2021

Dr. Bill Smart, Oregon State University professor of mechanical engineering and robotics, and his team are researching how semi-autonomous robots could be used in medicine to protect frontline workers...

Third-year students Dominic Giuliano and Hailie Schweit grab their lunch from one of the Starship robots. These independent robots can bring food to residence halls for a contactless delivery.

Starship Technologies brings food delivery robots to OSU campus

Claire Nelson, News Contributor
October 26, 2020

This week, small white robots on six wheels have been sighted all across Oregon State University’s Corvallis, Ore. campus. These Starfleet robots are going mainstream on campus because their purpose...

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No more fear, robots are here

Morgan Mawn, News Contributor
October 21, 2018

From ‘Terminator’ to ‘Westworld,’ artificial intelligence has developed a negative reputation amongst the American public. AI and robotics expert, assistant professor at Oregon State University...

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