Domino’s DRU Is A Pizza Delivery Robot

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Drones may be the obvious first choice for a modern delivery robot.  When it comes to hot food and cold drinks, though, a small drone is hardly the best choice if you want everything to arrive at anything other than crappy room temperature.  That’s what makes the DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit) a more suitable choice for the job.

Built from a modified military-grade robot from Marathon Robotics, the automaton won’t just transports pizzas and sodas from the store to your house, it will keep everything at ideal temperatures, too.  That means, your pizza arrives hot and your drinks come in cold – exactly the way they’re supposed to.

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The DRU is a four-wheeled robot that uses onboard GPS to autonomously navigate its course to a delivery location, traveling across bike paths and foot paths to get there.  Onboard sensors allow it to recognize obstacles along the way, with the robot capably maneuvering its way around them to make its way to the destination.  Integrated lights ensure they resemble the familiar bleeping and blooping robots of our sci-fi dreams, apart from ensuring it stays visible when making nighttime deliveries.

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Each robot comes with two insulated chambers – one for holding piping hot pizzas and another for keeping ice cold drinks.  The chambers are locked and will only slide up after you’ve punched in a unique code that you receive when first placing an order, so bored teenage kids won’t find it all too easy to steal your food while the bot makes it way to the front door.

Check out the video below to see the DRU in action.

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2 Responses

  1. Howard Tice

    LOL, whatever. I like Domino’s and always felt the company was touching with my generation, but this is a little out of hand, don’t you think?

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    • Pete

      It’s the future man! We got Drones delivering stuff and Space X Rockets shooting into orbit and then safely landing in a hovering drone to be reused again. I can see this becoming really popular in smaller communities, especially those where crime-levels are lower. Technology such as this will begin to replace even more workers, so plan on a career in the tech world instead of being a career pizza delivery person.

      A lot of technology like this is simply to get the company free press. Of course thats what people were saying about the Amazon Drone delivery and Google Driverless cars, but the technology is here and WORKING. It’s exciting to see all these futuristics contraptions being introduced at a record rate. Imagine what technology we will have in 10 years.

      The best part is we will no longer have to tip the drivers.

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