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In the future, robots like this will deliver pizza to your door

Bad news for delivery people everywhere.

Image: Domino's Australia/YouTube

FOOD DELIVERIES TO your door could be different in a few years time as the idea of robots doing the work gains traction.

Domino’s in Australia announced a prototype robot which it says will deliver pizza to your door.

Using a robot sourced from the military and technology from an Australian startup called Marathon Robotics, the four-wheeled robot was developed by the company’s Robotic Unit.

While it’s tracked using the company’s GPS system, the robot uses onboard sensors like lasers to help navigate obstacles when travelling to its destination. When it arrives, the customer will have to enter in a security code to open it and take their order.

Donimo's pizza Source: Domino's Australia/YouTube

While it was announced in Australia, Domino’s says it’s working with other global partners to ensure it meets the necessary legislative requirements. No date as to when it would be made official was provided as it’s still being tested.

The (over the top) trailer goes through the different prototypes before it settled on the current design, although what it will do when someone spots it and tries to crack it open is anyone’s guess. The company did say it’s taking the necessary precautions including surveillance to ensure it reaches its destination so time will tell.

domino's pizza 2 Source: Domino's Australia/YouTube

Although there’s every chance that it could be a stunt too. The pizza company was also the first to claim it carried out the first pizza delivery via drone back in 2013.

At the same time, another company named Starship Technology is working on its own six-wheeled robot which will deliver groceries to people within a 5km radius so maybe it’s not as far-fetched as it seems.

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