The news, by now, does not surprise us much: in the next few months, taking sushi or pizza could be a robot in the coming months. This new home delivery is currently being tested by Just Eat, an international digital marketplace based in London that specializes in delivering food to users' homes.
The company, currently present in 15 countries, has entered into a partnership with Starship Technologies to test the first robots in Britain in the coming months.
Starship Technologies, born in 2014 by the co-founders of Skype, created these robots precisely to deliver meals, packages and products to consumers who reside a short distance from the starting point. Customers will receive, after purchase, a security code to be able to receive meals when the robots arrive at home.
Fernando Fanton, Chief Product & Technology Officer of Just Eat, explained: “This experimentation is another concrete example of our will to go beyond the boundaries of innovation to offer more choice and greater flexibility to customers and affiliated restaurants. Our goal has always been to provide new ways for people to order and pay for the meals they receive at home. "
In short, the pizza boy could lose his job. The robots are designed to move independently, monitored by human operators, so as to limit accidents to a minimum.