The Domino's DRU might look like a regular robot vehicle, but the friendly autonomous unit is actually harboring hot pizzas underneath its hood. DRU -- which stands for Domino's Robotic Unit -- is being test run in Brisbane, Australia where the device is operating semi-autonomously currently to ensure proper operation.
Developed in collaboration with Marathon Robotics, an Australian startup, the unit can travel at speeds up to 20kmh and be purchased for $30,000. Being that pizza delivery as is stands as a relatively inefficient practice, the DRU robot vehicle could help to change the way we think about deliveries in general.
DRU features complex engineering that allows it to be easily tracked, follow a set route and, of course, avoid obstacles such as pedestrians and cars.
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