Domino’s is bringing robotic pizza delivery to New Zealand. The pizza chain today announced that it will trial a battery-powered delivery robot in the capital city of Wellington, describing the bot as “the world’s first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle.”
Known as DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit), the four-wheel robot was developed in Australia and is capable of completing deliveries within a 20-mile radius on a single charge. DRU stands at just under three-feet tall, and uses an array of sensors to avoid obstacles. Up to 10 pizzas can be stored in the bot’s heated compartment, which can be unlocked with a code that customers are given when they order.
Domino’s World First Autonomous Pizza Delivery Vehicle
Meet DRU – The newest team member to join the Domino’s family! He’s the world’s first autonomous pizza delivery vehicle!DRU has a passion for delivering piping hot meals and a nice warm smile to customers. While he won’t be taking to the streets tomorrow, he is enjoying his early progress as a prototype and giving customers a glimpse into the future of what is possible.We’re excited to welcome DRU into the team and we’re sure you’ll love getting to know him and his cheeky personality!#DRU #DominosNZ #MoreThanJustPizza #TheFuture #GameChanger
Posted by Domino’s New Zealand on Thursday, March 17, 2016
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SOURCE: The Verge, AFP