Domino's launches robot pizza delivery in Europe

Ian Sandwell
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From Digital Spy

Here are some robots that we'd be happy to do a Skynet on us.

Domino's has teamed up with Starship Technologies on a robot pizza delivery service in Europe, with the company designing a fleet of autonomous robots that deliver the delicious goods locally.

According to The Mirror, the robots travel along the pavement on six wheels and will start delivering pizzas within a one-mile radius around Domino's stores in selected German and Dutch cities.

Domino's has even set up a dedicated Domino's Robotic Unit (DRU) to carry out testing on the new technology.

It's not the first time that they've dabbled in technology as last year the DRU came up with a ground drone that kept your pizza warm as it delivered it, as well as an airborne Domino's drone delivery in New Zealand.

Photo credit: Domino's

"Robotic delivery units will complement our existing delivery methods, including cars, scooters and e-bikes, ensuring our customers can get the hottest, freshest-made pizza delivered directly to them, wherever they are," said Domino's boss Don Meij.

"With our growth plans over the next 5 to 10 years, we simply won't have enough delivery drivers if we do not look to add to our fleet through initiatives such as this."

Starship Technologies was established in 2014 by the co-founders of Skype, and partnered with online food delivery service Just Eat last year.

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