Domino's Is Testing Out Delivery With Robots Because People Want Fast Pizza

Say goodbye to your gangly, teenage delivery boy and hello to a giant Ped Egg on wheels.

Starting in New Zealand, Domino's will begin testing pizza delivery via robots with a team known as the Domino's Robotic Unit (DRU). The robots, which are 3 feet tall and battery-powered, have built-in, heated compartments to keep your pies piping hot.

And according to the Telegraph, DRU can drive itself as far as 12.5 miles at a time.

The robots get your pizza from the shop to your door, thanks to sensors that detect obstacles along the way and a special code you punch in to retrieve your order, so hungry thieves can't steal it.

Scott Bush, a New Zealand general manager, said,

DRU is cheeky and endearing and we are confident that one day he will become an integral part of the Domino's family. He's a road to the future and one that we are very excited about exploring further.

Who knows if or when these robot slaves will catch on, but one thing is for certain: Domino's is willing to do just about anything if it'll get you to order more pizza.

Then again, you never know if DRU could be your new best friend...

Citations: Domino's trials pizza delivery by robot (The Telegraph)