Estonian robotics company Starship starts delivering pizzas in Germany and the Netherlands

The Estonian robotics company, Starship, will start delivering Domino’s pizzas this summer in Germany and the Netherlands.

The delivery robots are to deliver the pizzas within a one-mile radius, Domino’s said in a statement.

“With our growth plans over the next five to 10 years, we simply won’t have enough delivery drivers if we do not look to add to our fleet through initiatives such as this,” Domino’s CEO Don Meij said. “Robotic delivery units will complement our existing delivery methods, including cars, scooters and e-bikes.”

The CEO of Starship, Ahti Heinla, added that the company’s robots were “best placed” to offer delivery for Domino’s.

According to the pizza company, its customers who want to have their pizza delivered by a robot will have to specifically ask for the option.

Robots developed by Starship have already covered over 16,000 miles around the world in 16 countries and 59 cities, encountering over 3.1 million people. The autonomous robots are designed to deliver goods locally in 15-30 minutes within a two-three-mile radius.

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  • Maher Baba

    as a baker in germany, I hope this technology is made available to us