Robot food delivery hitting the streets of San Francisco
The robot delivery service is currently only available in Mission and Potrero Hill districts in San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO — A startup company in partnership with Yelp’s Eat24 is experimenting with robot deliveries in two districts of San Francisco.
The robot is equipped with LIDAR, ultrasonic sensors and cameras. It is as big as a mobility scooter and stands at about average waist height.
Users can choose robot delivery when they place orders through an app. A pin code will be given to the user to unlock the robot’s cargo compartment. After delivery, the robot will return to headquarters or to another restaurant automatically.
Matt Delaney, CEO and cofounder of the San Francisco start-up told TechCrunch, “We’re starting with meals, but think our robots will be useful for everything from groceries, to pharmacy and parcel delivery in the long run.”
The robot delivery service is currently only available in the Mission and Potrero Hill districts in San Francisco.
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