Written by: Leonard Parker | Houston Business News | 20th April
Robots are starting to invade Houston, but it's for a good cause.
Domino's Pizza and Nuro, a leading self-driving delivery company, are launching driver-less deliveries right here in Houston, per the Houston Chronicle's Amanda Drane. What exactly does that mean? Well, depending on what day and time you place your order at the Domino's location in Woodland Heights, there will be no driver behind the wheel when it gets to you.
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"Nuro's mission is to better everyday life through robotics. Now, for the first time, we're launching real world, autonomous deliveries with R2 and Domino's," said Nuro co-founder and president Dave Ferguson, as reported by QSR Magazine. "We're excited to introduce our autonomous delivery bots to a select set of Domino's customers in Houston. We can't wait to see what they think."
The move of Nuro's first completely occupantless on-road delivery vehicle brought to mind a few other places in Houston that should begin offering driverless deliveries. And here are just a few.
Surely there have been plenty of days where you were craving a massive turkey leg stuffed with creative ingredients such as Cajun mac and cheese and rice, but you just didn't feel like waiting in line at the infamous Turkey Leg Hut.
If you're not solely obsessed with the idea of using the "cleanest restrooms in America," having a couch, beer and a barbecue grill delivered to your home in one trip is definitely something any Texan can get used to.
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Here's to all the times you needed a crawfish fix but didn't feel like putting on your good clothes because you knew they'd get messy.
This is Texas. Do you really need a reason to have a robot deliver Whataburger to your front door? I think not.
H-E-B announced in late 2020 that robots would soon be fulfilling online groceries orders, so it seems fitting that they would take it a step further and have them delivered to our doorstep, too.