Domino’s Delivery Robots Take to the Streets in Germany

Domino’s has partnered with Starship Technologies to create an army of delivery drone robots for Europe
An army of robots could signal impending doom… but not if they bring pizza.

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An army of robots could signal impending doom… but not if they bring pizza.

Domino’s is at it again, using robot technology to deliver your pizza with the latest AI. The pizza chain is starting a trial period of pizza-delivering robot drones in Hamburg, Germany, this summer. In partnership with the Estonia-based startup Starship Technologies, Domino’s hopes to “revolutionize local delivery.”

“Robotic delivery units will complement our existing delivery methods, including cars, scooters, and e-bikes,” said Don Meij, Domino’s Group CEO, in a statement. “With our growth plans over the next five 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.”

If you happen to be in Hamburg this summer and want your pizza delivered via robot, you’ll have to opt in, otherwise a regular human driver — boring! — will just show up to your home.

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Last May, Domino’s tested out a robot vehicle in Australia, and last summer they revealed plans to make drone-delivered pizzas a reality soon.