The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) throws the ball during A&Ms game against Georgia on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Olsen Field. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Southern slugfest
May 23, 2024
Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) reacts after throwing the final strike out during Texas A&M’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Olsen Field. (Chris Swann/ The Battalion)
Down but not out
May 23, 2024
Advertisement
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Advertisement
A fighter jet squadron flies over during the National Anthem before Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas at Olsen Field on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Bryan-College Station Regional participants announced
Ian Curtis, Sports Writer • May 27, 2024

For the second time in three seasons, No. 3 national seed Texas A&M baseball will host the Bryan-College Station Regional, where it’ll...

Advertisement
Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
Advertisement
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

Student Senate passes bill for delivery robots

The+John+J.+Koldus+Building+on+Tuesday%2C+Sept.+13%2C+2022.
Photo by Abbey Santoro

The John J. Koldus Building on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

During their 75th Session, Texas A&M’s Student Senate voted to pass a bill supporting the implementation of Last Mile Autonomous Delivery, or LMAD, technology to be used campus wide. 

The senate passed the “Robo-Revolution Resolution” on Feb. 8. The bill includes information regarding the safety of on campus LMAD technology, citing a study from The University of Northern Arizona where they found zero incidences of pedestrian/vehicle collisions resulting in injuries. The Student Senate said in the bill that they encourage the university to begin implementing the devices with Aggie Dining Services as soon as possible. 

LMADs are autonomous robots that can be used for delivery services, according to their website. Other universities have been using various types of delivery robots for on campus food deliveries.

“The 75th Session of the Student Senate recognizes the importance of staying at the forefront of technological capability … to improve the campus ResLife experience, increase efficiency and productivity,” the bill reads.

The university’s goals of excellence and progress can be achieved through the implementation of LMAD and will reflect the culture and spirit of A&M, according to the bill. 

“Texas A&M University has affirmed its commitment to the advancement, adoption and implementation of evolutionary and cutting-edge technology as a means of supporting the university’s mission of providing the most excellent and valuable services and solutions to its students, faculty and staff,” the bill reads.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *