Domino’s started delivering its pizzas in Houston with Nuro’s R2 robot. You order pizza from Domino’s in Houston, a robot can leave your dinner.
Almost two years after announcing the project, the company will begin making autonomous deliveries this week with the help of Nuro’s R2 robot.
Domino’s has officially announced that the R2 will be the first fully autonomous road delivery vehicle to receive legal approval from the Department of Transportation.
On certain days and hours, people who place orders from a Domino’s location in Woodland Heights will be able to choose the option to pick up their food from Nuro R2. It will also be able to track R2’s location through text alerts or from the order confirmation page.
Domino’s will also provide customers with a PIN that they can access the R2’s touchscreen to pick up their orders.
Dennis Maloney, Domino’s senior vice president and chief innovation officer, said in a statement that the company still has a lot to learn about the autonomous delivery area.
“This program will allow us to better understand how customers react to deliveries, how they interact with the robot, and how this affects their store operations,” Maloney said.