[Ed. – O brave new world]
Finally, we’re one step closer to getting pizza in our mouths without the need for any human interaction.
Domino’s has announced they’re trialing a new way to deliver pizza to people’s doors in New Zealand: a cute little pizza delivering robot called DRU (a Domino Robotic Unit).
Domino’s says DRU can do all the stuff a human pizza driver can (apart from offer comfort if you open the door sobbing). It can follow a map, navigate streets and roads, and avoid any obstacles.
It even keeps pizza hot and drinks cold.
And no, DRU isn’t just a massive marketing stunt. It’s real – Domino’s has conducted trials and they’re planning to roll out robots in Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, France, Japan, the Netherlands, and Germany (no plans yet for the UK).
It was created with robotics experts Marathon Robotics, and thought has been given to safety and all that jazz.