Domino's Australia is Testing a Pizza Delivery Robot

March 18, 2016

Domino’s Australia may have moved the human race—or flesh-and-blood pizza delivery drivers, at any rate—one step closer to obsolescence. The company has released details about the world’s first delivery robot, called DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit … duh), currently being tested in Brisbane. As described in lifehacker.com.au, the DRU is “essentially a $30,000 military-grade robot refitted for pizza delivery.”

Developed by a company that specializes in robotic targets for live-fire military drills, DRU can move as fast as 12 m.p.h. and is designed for neighborhood delivery only. It can navigate footpaths, trails, bike paths and bridges, but not roads or highways—at…