Domino’s Has Built a Futuristic Pizza Delivery Robot Car

Domino’s Australia just unveiled DRU: A robotic vehicle that eliminates the need for the pizza delivery guy

Don’t forget to tip your autonomous pizza delivery robot!

The future of pizza delivery is here: “Can I get extra pepperoni?” “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

Domino’s in Australia has created a pizza delivery robot vehicle that can autonomously bring pies right to your door. DRU (which stands for Domino’s Robotic Unit) looks like a cross between a Star Wars droid and a scooter, and can carry up to 10 pizzas. It also has sensory-based technology that can detect curbs and obstacles, and has separate temperature-controlled receptacles that keep beverages cold and pizzas hot, according to ARS Technica.

The charming DRU robot was developed by the Australian military contractor Marathon, and made his first-ever pizza delivery on March 8 to the residents of Queensland. DRU can carry out a delivery up to 12 miles away before needing a battery charge. Domino’s also said it’s working on security measures to make sure no pizza thieves steal food from DRU’s mechanical grasp without paying.

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Does this mean that your pizza delivery guy will soon be out of a job? Unlikely. DRU will first be tested out in Australia and New Zealand, but it will be at least two years before delivery bots become a regular sight on the streets. It may take even longer for pizza bots to expand elsewhere internationally, but we already have pizza delivery drones.