In the coming years, your pizza may be delivered by a robot!
Domino’s has created a robot to deliver pizza right to your door. The company recently announced their robot unit called DRU (Domino’s Robot Unit) in Brisbane, Australia.
The DRU was developed in partnership between Domino’s and an Australian startup, Marathon Robotics.
The robot uses Domino’s GPS data to navigate from the store to the customers’ doorstep. It is equipped with sophisticated on-board sensors which help it drive on sidewalks and trails. The lasers on DRU help it to gauge distance and move around obstacles. It can travel at a speed of 12.5 miles per hour.
Once it reaches a customer’s doorstep, the customer punches a security code to open the locked compartment which contains piping hot pizza. The built-in oven of DRU keeps the pizza hot by warming it on the way.
DRU is undergoing trials in Australia. Once successful, the technology would be used throughout the country. Domino’s is also working with global partners to expand drone pizza delivery service worldwide.