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Domino's Now Makes Pizza Deliveries Via Military Robot

Domino's Now Makes Pizza Deliveries Via Military Robot
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In the near future when you answer the door to get your delivery Domino’s pizza, your run-of-the-mill delivery person could be replaced by a robot.

A robot that delivers pizza? Oh yes, Domino’s went there. In Australia, at least.

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Named DRU, or Domino’s Robotic Unit, droid has been in the making for months as the company worked with Australian startup, Marathon Robotics, to turn a military robot into a pizza delivering machine, according to The Guardian.

The contraption has its own sensory system, complete with lasers, to help it maneuver without assistance during its pizza-delivery journey.  Designed to use foot- or bike-paths and trails, the four-wheeled robot can move up to 20 km/h.

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To retrieve the pizza itself and prevent pie theft, customers have to use their phone to enter a security code that opens a locked compartment within the robot.

However, since Domino’s Australia just unveiled the device in Brisbane Thursday, it’ll probably still be a while before you see DRU making its rounds stateside.

 
 
Edition: December 2016

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