Domino’s has certainly changed the way it does things where pizza delivery is concerned, having their own pizza delivery vehicles as well as an app on the Apple Watch. Well, their spirit of innovation continues all the more with what they deem to be the ‘world’s first’ pizza delivery robot.
Known as the Domino’s Robotic Unit, it relies on a converted military robot to get the job done, although one does wonder whether the introduction of this idea would mean the beginning of the end of the pizza delivery boy. I suppose not quite yet, at least in developing countries, where five foot walkways are not the norm, and you can never quite tell just who might want to hijack the robot (and get a “free” pizza in the process) to strip it down and sell it off for money.
Still, the DRU, short for Domino’s Robotic Unit, remains as a prototype at this point in time. The DRU will rely on a sensory system which makes use of lasers in order to get around obstacles, and has a top speed of 20km/h. Customers will key in a security code in their handset to inform the robot that it is at the right address, before the locked storage compartment is opened up and the pizza delivered.