Domino’s has begun to test an autonomous robot able to deliver pizza on relatively short distances. Domino’s Robotic Unit (DRU) has a range of about 30 km, and customers can take out pizza from the robot’s thermal box using a code received when they placed the order.
DRU is already used in a pilot program in New Zealand. The first delivery was done successfully on 8th of March 2016, according to the company.
The software was developed by Marathon, an Australian Army contractor who manufactures autonomous robots able to avoid obstacles.
The robot is 1 meter tall and has two compartments, one that keeps the pizza hot (can carry up to 10 boxes) and another that keeps the drinks cold.