Technology has been spreading like wildfire in various sectors, from research and development operations to home automation; robots are omnipresent in today’s hi-tech infrastructure.
Living up to the reputation, popular American restaurant chain and pizza delivery franchise Domino's has unveiled the world’s first autonomous pizza delivery bot.
The robot, dubbed Domino’s Robotic Unit or simply DRU, is an autonomous delivery vehicle built in partnership with Australian tech start-up Marathon Targets.
While the robot has several integrated military mechanized parts worth millions, its mission is to deliver pizzas round the block around Queensland.
According to reports, the robot is still in its prototype stage, but that hasn’t stopped it from being busy. Domino’s worked with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Road to ensure that the robot met all safety regulations before getting started with proceedings.
Using hi-tech tools such as LIDAR and built-in GPS system synced with Google Maps, the robot made deliveries to customers across restricted streets. It also features a lock system that prevents the pizzas from “hungry pedestrians”.
When the pizza delivery robot reaches the target destination, the customer has to enter a mobile code that unlocks Dru’s storage, comprising of both hot and cool compartments.
Initially, the robot will be tested in Australia but the company said that it is in talks with global partners to roll out the delivery bot out in different parts of the world.
Who knows, even Indian pizza lovers might be accepting their orders from this unique delivery droid, some years down the line....