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Pizza Robots

By Julie Fink
Posted On Mar 22, 2016
Pizza Robots

From tweeting emojis to robot delivery, Domino’s is changing the pizza delivery game. Forever. Domino’s Australia has recently unveiled a robot that will deliver pizzas right to your door.

They are calling the machine DRU, “the world’s first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle,” but it’s just a prototype for now. DRU is short for Domino’s Robotic Unit and is a self-driving robot that can deliver hot food and cold drinks.

Here’s how it works:

The robot uses GPS for navigation and can sense and avoid obstacles as it travels. It is designed to travel on bike paths or footpaths and can reach speeds of 12 mph. It’s not clear how far the robot will travel to deliver a pizza.

A hidden locked compartment pops up to reveal hot and cold chambers that hold a customer’s order. The customer can get at the pizza by using a security code sent to the customer’s phone.

The Domino’s brand is famous for dabbling in new technology fads for public relations and practical purposes. Three years ago, Domino’s U.K. showed off a concept drone that delivers pizza.

Drones, robots, and emojis … What is happening to this world? I guess I can handle Wall-e delivery my pizza, just as long as it’s not the Terminator or iRobot.

Watch DRU deliver pizza’s here: