Having to awkwardly greet the person delivering your takeaway food when you’re hungover and still in your pyjamas at 5pm could soon be a thing of the past.
US company Postmates have launched their first fully robotic food delivery service based in Washington DC – and there are plans to launch it across Europe.(Postmates)
Built by Estonian based Starship Technologies, the robots transport food from the restaurant to your home.
You order a meal using the company’s app, and then the robot goes on a little trip to pick up your food using their nifty sensors. But, we know, we know – you have some burning questions.
How does it cope with traffic lights? How does it not get lost? How does it not crash? Well, the robot can read electronic signs, plus it has cameras which help it find its way to your home successfully. Nifty, hey?
The service is currently only a thing in Washington DC, but keep your eyes out for these on a street near you soon.