Oregon State University is warning students to “avoid all robots” and to “not open” any food delivery robots due to an ongoing bomb threat on the campus.
On Tuesday afternoon, Oregon State University (OSU) issued an alert to students at the Corvallis, Oregon, university that there was a bomb threat related to the Starship food delivery robots.
OSU advised people not open the robots and to avoid them “until further notice.”
A Starship Industrials spokesperson told Fox News Digital that a student at the university sent a bomb threat on social media regarding Starship’s robots.
Following the bomb threat, the student said that it was a prank, but Starship suspended the campus service.
“Safety is of the utmost importance to Starship, and we are cooperating with law enforcement and the university during this investigation,” a Starship spokesperson said.
The university’s Public Safety division is responding to the threat, OSU said in an X post.
At about 4 p.m., OSU said safety officials were remotely isolating the robots in a safe location, and that the Department of Public Safety was continuing its investigation.
Students and residents were asked to remain vigilant for suspicious activity.
According to OSU’s website, Starship’s food delivery robots can deliver to any location on campus, not just residence halls.
Student’s simply place their online order and select “robot delivery.” Once the robot arrives, Starship’s app will notify the student that they have arrived at their location.
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