Video of the week: The Domino’s Pizza delivery robot

The pizza delivery moped they have disappeared from city streets in a few years? Anyway Domino’s pizza is working on an alternative: the robot. A first video was published by the British subsidiary of the famous brand in 2015. It was on April 1, 2015, which left little doubt about the seriousness of the project. Yet the idea was taken seriously this time by the Australian subsidiary to which posted on Youtube the first images of a robot that could wander our streets in a few years.

A delivery robot built on a military robotic platform

It is in 2015 that the DRU project is launched by Domino’s Pizza. DRU for Domino’s Robotic Unit, the delivery robot concept designed pizzas for Domino’s Pizza Australia. This robot is designed on the same concept as the delivery robot Starship Technologies, a robot with 4 wheels capable of moving on the sidewalk at low speed (20 km / h max) to GPS position where the client will take possession its pizza by unlocking the safe with a code sent on his smartphone. For his part, the manager of the pizzeria has a digital tablet application to program the robot according to the received command.

Domino DRU robot the DRU was designed based on an existing robot, designed by the Australian Marathon targets … this robot was initially a moving target on which Australian soldiers could practice shooting. According to the promotional video, the first DRU was delivered to Domino’s Pizza to test the 88 March 2016. At first they were held in New Zealand, a country that seems willing to host such a pizza delivery new type. The robot was then officially presented to the press March 17, 2016 in Brisbane. For now no deployment date has been in other countries.

Translator : Google Translate

Sources :

“New Zealand could become first country to use Domino’s pizza delivery robot”, Stuff NZ, march 18, 2016

“World’s First Autonomous Pizza Delivery”, Marathon Targets release, March 18, 2016

 

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