Kiwibot’s semi-autonomous sidewalk delivery robot is set to roll around more college campuses this year delivering food to students.
The Miami-based company announced a new business from Sodexo North America this month. This, combined with the existing Sodexo business, totals $ 20 million this year. Currently, Kiwibot has 200 robots delivering Sodexo food on 10 university campuses in the United States. By the end of the year, the new contract will bring a total of 1,200 Kiwibots to 50 university campuses in the United States.
“In our contract, each robot will generate an average of $ 1,000 a month,” said Kiwibot’s founder. CEO Felipe Chavez Cortez Said Automotive News..
Kiwibot recently raised approximately $ 7.5 million in pre-Series A funding from a group of investors, including Sodexo. Among other investors are venture capital headlines, the House of Lithium and Gaingels.
Alejandro Otalora, Head of Design at Kiwibot, said the money will help build more robots, expand the company’s US design and engineering team, and do more research and development.
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