(Europe)

German and Dutch fans of Domino’s Pizza may soon have their favourite takeaway delivered by a robot.

The Domino’s Robotic Unit is collaborating with Starship Technologies – the company pioneering a fleet of autonomous robots – to begin delivering pizzas with the machines in German and Dutch cities within a mile radius of stores.

“We’re shared in our vision with Domino’s to constantly improve convenience for the customer.” Said Ahti Heinla, Chief Executive Officer, Starship Technologies. “Not only is Domino’s pizza delicious, but the perfect topping is giving back the luxury of time and control to the customer, and our robots are best placed to offer this.”

Don Meij, Domino’s Group CEO and Managing Director, added: “We are a global company and we are eager to progress innovative technology in all of the countries in which we operate – we are very excited to be partnering with Starship as it brings regular deliveries by robot one step closer to commercial operations.

“Robotic delivery units will complement our existing delivery methods, including cars, scooters and e-bikes, ensuring our customers can get the hottest, freshest-made pizza delivered directly to them, wherever they are.

“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.”