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Takeaway falafel delivered by self-driving bot in London

by Futures Centre, Dec 22
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On the 1st December, after five months of “exhausting” testing, JustEat made its first self-driving robot-delivery with one unsuspecting customer’s Turkish takeaway in Greenwich, London.

Starship Technologies, an Estonia-based robotics startup partnered with the food delivery giant, have been testing the ‘ground-drones’ across US and European cities since late 2015.  

The world’s first takeaway robot delivery was made by a small six-wheeled pavement bot that sent the customer a text once outside her house. The customer then simply had to click on a link sent to her to open the robot’s hatch and access her food.

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