American pizza chain Domino’s Pizza “hired” robot courier for delivery of orders in Europe. Takeaway deliver an unmanned six-wheeled all-terrain vehicles developed by Starship Technologies.
Robots electric vehicles ride on the pavements at pedestrian speed (6 km/h), circling occurring on their way obstacles and avoiding collisions. Each model is equipped with 9 cameras, ultrasonic sensors with 360-degree field of view, microphones and speakers.
The load capacity of the robot is limited to 9 kilograms. Order (up to 8 pizzas, or a combination of dishes, drinks and desserts) is stored in the compartment, closed on the combination lock. Unlock it can only be a client using the PIN code that came on the phone. The vehicles move independently, however, in the case of system failure the human operator may at any time take control for themselves.