Marble Robot: Food Delivery Robot
Fledgling robotics startup Marble has announced its first public-facing partnership, one that will see food delivered to hungry San Franciscans via a little ground-based autonomous drone. Headquartered in San Francisco, Marble has been buzzing around in stealth for some time now, but an eagle-eyed tech writer spotted a Marble / Yelp Eat24 co-branded robot out on the streets last month, apparently during a promotional photo shoot. At any rate, Marble has today officially lifted the lid on its work with Yelp’s online food-ordering service. Yelp Eat24 is the result of Yelp’s acquisition of startup Eat24 in a $134 million deal back in 2015, and moving forward some customers will be offered the chance to have their food delivered by one of Marble’s little robots. In addition to its tie-up with Yelp, Marble has also revealed that it raised $4 million in a seed funding round last April, led by Eclipse, with participation from Maven Ventures, Amplify Partners, and Lemnos Labs.
- Country: USA
- Company: Marble