Editors at The Lumberjack wanted to test the new Starship-Delivery service and provide readers with our personal reviews of the new food delivery service. The following responses are opinions and based upon our personal experience with the service.

Sophomore Assistant Culture Editor Sabrina Proffitt - On Tuesday, March 26, for the cheap price of about $16, I was delivered two small pizzas from The Wedge to McConnell Hall. The delivery fee is only $2, which is a pretty great price compared to much higher prices for pizza or other services like GrubHub or Postmates. The pizzas were both still warm and put together well when they arrived. I was impressed with how well they managed to stay put even though it had to travel so far. The app originally said the food would arrive in 25 minutes, although it actually took about 35 to 40 minutes. This was a little long but as I watched the map as it traveled, it seemed like it got stuck a few times and it had to travel to the very end of south campus, so it was understandable. The robot delivered the food exactly to the point I told it to on the map, even so, that I had to back up a few steps in order to not get hit when I walked up to it. The robot goes exactly where you place it, so make sure when you choose a point that is somewhere accessible and easy for retrieval. I enjoyed this service a lot. For someone who doesn’t have a car and lives on south campus, I think this will come in handy a lot, especially when it is late and the buses aren’t running as often as earlier in the day. I was disappointed that Pizza Hut, The Sushi Place and Chick-fil-A weren’t on the app since those are the three restaurants I enjoy the most from north campus. As of now, there are only a few options of places and fewer options for menu items included. I hope as this service progresses more variety will be added to. When the robot rolled up and said hello, it made the entire purchase worth it to me because it was so adorable and crazy how it is something we even have on our campus. It’s a cool idea and I assume it will get better as it goes on, I have high hopes for these little guys.On Tuesday, March 26, for the cheap price of about $16, I was delivered two small pizzas from The Wedge to McConnell Hall. The delivery fee is only $2, which is a pretty great price for delivery compared to much higher prices for pizza or other services like GrubHub or Postmates. The pizzas were both still warm and put together well when they arrived. I was impressed with how well they managed to be even though it had to travel so far. The app originally said the food would arrive in 25 minutes, although it actually took about 35 to 40 minutes to actually arrive. This was a little long but as I watched the map as it traveled, it seemed like it got stuck a few times and it had to travel to the very end of south campus, so it was understandable. The robot delivered the food exactly to the point I told it to on the map, even so, that I had to back up a few steps in order to not get hit when I walked up to it. The robot goes exactly where you place it, so make sure when you choose a point that is somewhere accessible and easy for retrieval. Overall, I enjoyed this service a lot. For someone who doesn’t have a car and lives on south campus, I think this will come in handy a lot, especially when it is late and the buses aren’t running as often as earlier in the day. I wish the menus for the restaurants were a lot more extensive since they are limited to just a few items from each one. I was also disappointed that Pizza Hut, The Sushi Place and Chick-fil-A weren’t on the app since those are the three restaurants I enjoy the most from north campus. As of now, there are only a few options of places and fewer options for menu items included. I hope as this service progresses this will be added to. When the robot rolled up and said hello, it made the entire purchase worth it to me because it was so adorable and crazy how it is something we even have on our campus. It’s a cool idea and I assume it will get better as it goes on, I have high hopes for these little guys.

Junior Culture Editor Sebastian Moore - While Starship-Delivery certainly is cool, the wait time is not worth the service. I placed an order for a chicken burrito from Cobrizo Mexican Grill to be delivered to the front of the Communication Building around 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 27. As I placed the order, I had junior Joshua Johnson walk from the building to Cobrizo, order the same burrito and walk back for the sake of comparison. The ETA on Starship-Delivery was 25 minutes, but it took 54 minutes for my food to be delivered as compared to the 15 minutes it took Johnson to walk there and back. The order Johnson placed was $8.42 while my order plus a delivery fee was $10.41, an extra $1.99 charge. Although it took 54 minutes, my food was still warm upon delivery but the biggest downside of my experience was the robot needed a technician to reset the device to complete the delivery. I was standing next to the robot but the app was frozen and couldn’t guide the robot to the correct location for me to receive a delivery notification. I did not have to notify anyone, the app did on its own and a technician rode in on a bike to fix the robot. It took him less than 5 minutes to repair the robot and have it complete its delivery. While the robot did need assistance completing the delivery, it did a good job making sure I was the person to receive the delivery. Although the delivery fee is much less compared to Domino’s Pizza, Jimmy John’s, GoPuff or Postmates, I don’t think the wait time is worth the charge since I don’t live on campus. However, I do see Starship-Delivery being useful to students during inclement weather. Call me old fashioned, but I’d simply prefer to pick up my food and save myself some money or cook at home at my convenience.

Sophomore Features Editor Collin Clayton - On Wednesday, March 27, I ordered a vegan burrito from Cobrizo to be delivered just outside the north entrance of the Raul H. Castro Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Building. The original estimated delivery time quoted to me was 48 minutes. However, it took just over an hour for my food to arrive. Considering the length of delivery time, I was impressed with the warmth of my food. My burrito certainly wasn’t hot, but the insulating material lining the inside of the carrier bot seemed to be pretty effective in keeping it warm. The bot was incredibly accurate in pinpointing my selected drop-off location, which — funnily enough — wound up in the middle of a graduation photo shoot that had begun since placing my order. It seems that, regardless of who or what might be standing in the way of a drop-off location, the bots are determined to reach their programmed destinations. I met up with the bot just a few moments before it arrived to see if it would allow me to collect my order before reaching its set destination. This attempt was unsuccessful, and neither the bot nor the app seemed to recognize that my order had already reached me. I feel the service is, overall, worth the cost — especially in situations when I’m on campus and can’t leave my location to acquire some grub. Having to wait an hour for my food wasn’t great but honestly, the wait time was right on par with other local delivery services, like Lodel, and came at a far more reasonable cost. It seems that using automated tech for delivery significantly cuts down on prices and, presumably, carbon emissions. However, I can’t deny that it’s quite creepy having these little guys rolling around on campus, considering decades of foreshadowing given by Science-fiction novels and films.

Junior Sports Editor Molly Smith - If you are willing to pay a couple of extra bucks for a meal delivered straight to your door, Starship Delivery is for you. The experience is quite fun and the app is extremely easy to use. The main aspect worth questioning is the delivery time. North and central campus at NAU are fairly tight and a short walk will get you to the majority of locations Starship has to offer delivery for. Considering this service has a strict map as to where it can take the food, it is fair to say that you are in walking distance from all restaurants. I ordered from The Wedge and waited outside of The Union by the Louie the Lumberjack statue Friday, March 29. When I created the order for my pizza, Starship estimated it would be delivered in 19 minutes — not bad considering they had to make the pizza and campus was busy. Once I completed my payment the time jumped to 39 minutes and I was sitting only the length of a football field away. When my food got to me it was still hot and ready to eat. I can see this service being helpful when: Weather conditions do not permit a walk outside, it is late and you just really need that midnight snack or you only have time to pick up food or nap. Instead, you take a nap while your food is being delivered. As for midday deliveries to class, just walk where you want to go. You are either waiting in line or waiting for a robot you paid 2 bucks for. The experience is genuinely fun and if you are in no rush for food, the delivery fee and wait time is well worth it. The entertainment of watching these Wall-E like creatures roam about NAU is priceless. Considering how often you see them on campus, attempting to cross the street, it seems that the Lumberjack community has adapted to these high tech additions.If you are willing to pay a couple of extra bucks for a meal delivered straight to your door, Starship Delivery is for you. The experience is quite fun and the app is extremely easy to use. The main aspect worth questioning is the delivery time. North and central campus at NAU are fairly tight and a short walk will get you to the majority of locations Starship has to offer delivery for. Considering this service has a strict map as to where it can take the food, it is fair to say that you are in walking distance from all restaurants. I ordered from The Wedge and waited outside of The Union by the Louie the Lumberjack statue Friday, March 29. When I created the order for my pizza, Starship estimated it would be delivered in 19 minutes — not bad considering they had to make the pizza and campus was busy. Once I completed my payment the time jumped to 39 minutes and I was sitting only the length of a football field away. When my food got to me it was still hot and ready to eat. I can see this service being helpful when: Weather conditions do not permit a walk outside, it is late and you just really need that midnight snack or you only have time to pick up food or nap. Instead, you take a nap while your food is being delivered. As for midday deliveries to class, just walk where you want to go. You are either waiting in line or waiting for a robot you paid 2 bucks for.