Sunday, 20 March 2016

Domino's Delivery Robot

Domino's Pizza company has unveiled plans to trial the 'world's first' driverless pizza delivery robots, named the DRU - Domino's Robotic Unit - in Australia and New Zealand. Developed in Australia, and powered by technology from the Australian start-up, Marathon Robotics, the prototype has a friendly persona and lighting to help customers identify and interact with it. The Domino's Robotic Unit is a four-wheeled vehicle standing at just under a metre high with a heated compartment that can hold up to 10 pizzas. It is battery powered, uses on-board sensors to avoid obstacles on footpaths and can make deliveries within a 20km radius of a store, before returning to recharge.  Customers are given a code when they order, which they enter onto a keypad to unlock the compartment containing their pizza.