COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOIO) — GrubHub plans to remove food delivery robots made by a Russian tech company from the Ohio State University campus.
An Ohio State spokesperson said GrubHub is ending its partnership with Yandex, the company that produces the food delivery robots.
Yandex is Russia’s largest Internet search and carpooling company.
GrubHub’s move comes as Russia continues to attack Ukraineaccording to the Associated Press.
The AP reports that GrubHub used delivery robots from Ohio State and the University of Arizona. Robots will now be sent outside the United States
An Ohio State spokesperson shared the following statement:
“Ohio State confirms and supports GrubHub’s decision to end its partnership with Yandex, and we have discontinued the rover delivery option on our campus. Our hearts and thoughts continue to be with everyone affected by the conflict in Ukraine, and we encourage any member of the academic community who needs support to reach out. For a list of resources, visit https://oia.osu.edu/ukraine-conflict-resources/.”
GrubHub is working with both campuses to find other food delivery options.
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