Kiwibot’s semiautonomous sidewalk- supply robots are set to roll round much more faculty campuses delivering meals to college students this 12 months.
The Miami-based firm this month introduced new enterprise from Sodexo North America that, mixed with present Sodexo enterprise, will complete $20 million this 12 months. At this time, Kiwibot has 200 robots delivering Sodexo meals on 10 U.S. faculty campuses. The brand new contract will improve that to a complete of 1,200 Kiwibots delivering throughout 50 U.S. faculty campuses by 12 months finish.
“Within the contracts we’re closing, every robotic generates, on common, $1,000 per thirty days,” Kiwibot founder and CEO Felipe Chavez Cortes advised Automotive Information.
Kiwibot just lately raised about $7.5 million in pre-series A funding from a gaggle of traders, one in every of which is Sodexo. Among the many different traders are enterprise capital companies Headline, Home of Lithium and Gaingels.
Alejandro Otalora, Kiwibot’s director of design, says the cash will assist construct extra robots, develop the corporate’s U.S. design and engineering staff, and additional analysis and improvement.