Ladies and gentlemen, another rung in the ladder towards the future promised to us by Wall-E is here – Domino’s has partnered with Australian company Marathon Targets to develop the DRU, or Domino’s Robotic Unit, which will autonomously deliver a pizza from the store right into your mouth. Well, not your mouth, but y’know. Close enough.
Oh, and you have to be living in Queensland, which is in Australia, which is on the bottom of the planet, and is therefore upside-down all the time. So, y’know, get extra cheese so that the toppings stay on.
More info, and a snazzy demo video below.
These tiny pizza tanks use the same technology as self-driving cars, including GPS that syncs with Google Maps. Domino’s and Marathon Targets have worked closely with the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads to ensure that their tiny pizza tanks are road-safe.
Currently the DRUs are only expected to make deliveries to select streets in Queensland within the next six months, but the plan is to expand following successful testing. However, it could be at least two years before these things are a regular sight on the streets there.
Domino’s is also looking for global partners to expand…uh…globally. But we’re guessing that pizza deliverers in the U.S. can put a few more miles on their Civic before they have to worry about their jobs.