We're Looking At A Future Where Pizza Will Be Delivered By Robots
BY KATE STOREY | Mar 19, 2016 | Technology
Now this is a technological advancement we can get behind. Domino's Pizza has announced it will begin trials with the first-ever food-delivery robots in New Zealand.
They're calling the hi-tech driverless droids DRU, for Domino's Robotic Unit. The droid about three-feet high and holds up to 10 pizzas in a heated compartment, according to Yahoo News.
Check out DRU in action in this video Domino's New Zealand posted on Facebook:
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 #GameChangerPosted by Domino's New Zealand on Thursday, March 17, 2016
To avoid random people popping the top off DRU for a snack when they see it driving down the sidewalk, customers will get a code when they order, which they will enter into a keypad to unlock the pizza compartment. New Zealand's government is reportedly on board with the robots, but no trial date has been set yet.
"DRU is cheeky and endearing and we are confident that one day he will become an integral part of the Domino's family," the chain's New Zealand general manager Scott Bush told the outlet. "He's a road to the future and one that we are very excited about exploring further."