This summer should be a good one for fans of pizza and robots, as Pizza Hut is planning to test a new way of delivering pizzas. The company will be using an autonomous pizza delivery bot in select markets. This will help improve efficiency and will require less support staff. The pizza chain is is working with FedEx and its SameDay Bot, which is a new autonomous device for same day local deliveries.
The SameDay Bot can navigate difficult terrain, including unpaved surfaces, curbs, and even climb steps so that it can get to your door and deliver hot pizza. But it’s not just pizza that FedEx has its eyes on. FedEx is also working with several other businesses and retailers so that they can make it possible to accept orders from local customers, and quickly deliver products to homes or businesses nearby.
Will pizza delivery guys and gals stalk these robots and beat them with baseball bats? What if it runs out of battery power on your doorstep? Do you get to keep it? Do we have to tip our delivery robots? So many questions.