If you order a pizza from Domino’s in Houston, a robot might drop off your dinner. The company will this week start making autonomous deliveries with the help of , almost two years after it .
Domino’s says R2 is the first fully self-driving, on-road delivery vehicle to from the Department of Transportation. On certain days and times, folks who order from a Domino’s location in Woodland Heights can choose to have R2 deliver their food. They can via text alerts or on the order confirmation page. Domino’s will provide customers with a PIN, which they can punch in on R2’s touchscreen to retrieve their order.
Dennis Maloney, Domino’s senior vice president and chief innovation officer, the company still had much to learn about the autonomous delivery space. “This program will allow us to better understand how customers respond to the deliveries, how they interact with the robot and how it affects store operations,” Maloney said.