Have you ever wanted your lunch out, but you didn’t have the effort in you to go out and get it yourself? It sounds a bit lazy, but for those who want nothing more than to sit back and have your food hand delivered to you on a daily basis, you are in luck! There is now a company that is releasing its own line of robots that will deliver your lunch to you. In this article, we are going to give you more details on what exactly the company has created, and what you can expect if you decide to give it a try. With that said, let’s take a closer look at these tiny, lunch delivering robots.
A Fleet Of Tiny Robots
The California based company that is behind the innovation, Starship Technologies, has been working their tails off to create a fleet of these tiny robots that can deliver your lunch right to your feet. So far, the testing is just being conducted at the company’s campus located in California, but they are hoping that once the testing has been completed, they will be able to expand their technology to other companies all across the nation and potentially the globe. If all goes well, the company is planning to somewhere over 1,000 robots to other colleges and company campuses throughout the rest of 2018.
The robots are moderate in size, appearing to be about the size of a medium to large size dog. They also have six wheel and a locked compartment to fit the hand crafted meal inside. Although the robots only move at a rate of four miles an hour, they provide the technology that you need to get your lunch right to your feet.
How It All Works
Wondering how the service actually works? It all begins with an app, of course. The person who is wanting to fill their belly will enter in their specific lunch order via the app on their device, and the information goes to the restaurant where the order is cooked. Once the order is ready, the restaurant will place your food in the locked compartment of the robot, which will then begin its trek across campus to get to you. Once the robot has reach its destination, you can unlock the compartment by punching in a code that is sent to you via the app, and you can begin eating your hand delivered lunch. The only downfall to the robot design, as of now, is that they only operate outdoors. This means that the individuals who are waiting for their food will actually have to meet the robot at the entrance of whatever building you are in. The company has also stated that delivery time can range anywhere from fifteen to thirty minutes, depending on cook time and the speed of the robot; However, that is typically the time that it normally takes to get any type of take out delivered to your door anyway. Either way, you are still getting your lunch, right?
Looking At The Future Of Take-Out?
With all of this new technology, are we really looking at the future of the take out and delivery system? From the finding of Starship Technologies, it is most certainly the case. With the amount of people that prefer the no human interaction when it comes to their food, and the fact that these robots can do the exact same tasks as a human delivery person, it makes for a big change coming our way. Although it is obviously still a work in progress, as many new technologies are, we are sure to see some big changes in the restaurant and food delivery game very soon.
Whether you are on board with the idea or not, it seems to be quite an amazing breakthrough in the restaurant industry. Although it is still in the testing and perfecting stage, it is clear that the technology will be out in the world and roaming the sidewalks of major cities before we know it. However, it will take some time, as there are many states in the nation that have yet to legalize the use of sidewalk robots in their cities — In fact, only places like Virginia, Idaho, and Washington D.C. have actually legalized the use of robots on sidewalks. Only time will tell, so get ready to see this new technology making strides very soon.