There are a number of Domino’s pizza stores in Harlem, when it comes to delivering pizza may be a bad job, but it’s a job. Sure, it’s dangerous: You might get robbed while on your beat—or hit with a huge insurance liability you can’t afford. You might even have to deliver to a crowded train in India or to a prison. But delivering pizza is to our generation what hawking newspapers on the streets was to our grandparents’: an easy first job to get without any real experience.
Say a solemn goodbye to all that now.
Domino’s will be unleashing the very first autonomous pizza delivery vehicles on the streets of Brisbane, Australia sometime in the near future. The chain announced that it has developed a prototype DRU—or “Domino’s Robotic Unit.” The mini robots will have compartments built to keep pizza piping hot, as well as a “friendly persona,” which the chain says will “help customers identify and interact with it.”
So, kids, don’t get mad at the pizza-wielding robot that just took the only job you are qualified for—it just might lead to a co-branded Pixar movie about a mischievous yet lovable delivery robot. Who the hell could be mad at this face?