Domino’s is no stranger to adopting the latest in technology to get your pizza to you even quicker. It’s trying out some new tech for those who are based in Houston, Texas. Customers in Houston will soon be able to get their Domino’s pizza delivered to them in a self-driving robot. Domino’s has entered into a partnership with robotics delivery startup Nuro for this purpose.
The test will involve Nuro’s self-driving robots who will deliver pizzas to customers from a store in Houston. It will likely be one of Domino’s corporate-owned stores and deliveries may begin by the last quarter of 2019. The store hasn’t been chosen as yet.
Cosimo Leipold, Nuro’s head of partner relations, says that the goal here is to create a service that’s similar to the delivery experience that customers get from a human. The plan is to build out this capability gradually. The companies will add more robots to the first location to handle more orders and even eventually expand them to more stores in Houston, thus covering a greater area of the city with robot deliveries.
Customers will just need to order a pizza as they normally would and if they’re within the area where Nuro can deliver, they will be given an option to have their order delivered by robot.