Robots give time back to students and staff on Marquette University campus

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Marquette University is debuting their Kiwibots.

The robots were brought to the campus to make students' lives easier.

"They're friendly, like pets almost, that kind of walk around campus," said Lucas Chun, a graduate student at Marquette University.

"Everyone gets excited when they see them and they are like step out of the way, and it's so cute, said Rachel Beech, a senior at Marquette University.

The bots are to help students and staff focus on their work.

"People can study, work on dissertations and have their food delivered right to them outside of the buildings," said Melanie Vianes, general manager for dining services at Marquette University.

People can order food on campus through an app.

The bots use built-in sensory technology to navigate around the campus.

"They do have sensors that kind of see the different crosswalks and see the different lights," said Vianes.

Currently there are six of Kiwibots around campus but come the fall, there will be 15, something students say will save them time.

"Anyone can order and get it delivered to their house, instead of, oh, I don’t have a meal plan, I can't go to the dining hall, this kind of gives people another avenue."

Marquette is one of three colleges in Wisconsin that offers the Kiwibot program.

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