First it was self-driving cars, and now it’s self-driving carts delivering food to hungry people who are too busy (or lazy?) to journey out and get it on their own.
Tech startup Marble and Yelp Eat24 rolled out their robot delivery service in select neighborhoods of San Francisco on Wednesday.
Yelp Eat24 users order normally through the website or app and can opt-in to robot delivery service. TechCrunch reports they are texted a PIN code, which they can use to unlock the robot’s cargo doors once the Mars rover-like device arrives at their door. After they retrieve their tasty meal from inside, the robot carries on back to Marble headquarters or another restaurant.
“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,” said Matt Delaney, CEO and cofounder of the San Francisco startup.
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