Pizza order: I’ll have one with the bot
ROBOTS can’t feel love, but they also can’t get sick.
A pizza place in Arizona is testing a new form of social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. Instead of sending people out on deliveries, the restaurant has been using robots.
The Venezia’s New York Style Pizza location in Tempe, Arizona, teamed up with Starship Technologies to bring the future to pizza delivery. The robots are able to make deliveries within a half-mile radius.
“We have our own delivery drivers, third-party delivery and now robot delivery drivers… we have everything covA ered during this pandemic,” restaurant manager Renny Mitchell told Fox 10.
Mitchell said the new robot was “making it easier than ever before to social distance”. video uploaded to the restaurant’s Facebook page shows the robots in action, essentially looking like insulated boxes on wheels.
In the footage, a worker brings a food order to one of the bots and then sanitises the lid and the inside of the carriage before placing the food inside. According to Fox 10, the devices are able to navigate around sidewalks and streets.
“It is so much easier to sanitise a robot, putting it in there and sending it on its way,” Mitchell said. “The six-feet thing is super easy to do… (robots) don’t say anything.”
A US pizzeria is using robots to deliver food during the coronavirus pandemic.