Domino's Builds Pizza Delivery Robot

Domino's Pizza hopes to offer an alternative to human delivery of its pizza. It recently unveiled its new autonomous delivery robot in Australia. It's called the DRU: Domino's Robotic Unit. It's a 450-pound machine that travels up to 12.4 miles per hour and contains chilled and heated compartments for food.

The DRU uses GPS navigation system to find its way to the delivery destination. Autonomous programming permits it to maneuver around obstacles. When it arrives, customers type in a code to access their food. Forbes reports:

DRU is reportedly fully autonomous, and sports a water-tight, weather-proof acrylic plastic exterior and aluminum and mild steel interior for keeping orders at their best. Like today’s self-driving cars, it uses LIDAR laser-light sensory technology to detect and navigate around obstacles along its journey, and also has a back-up system of traditional sensors (such as you’d find on home cleaning-bots) to ensure it reaches its destination safely.

-via That's Nerdalicious!

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