Here we have yet another case of robots stealing good-paying jobs from Americans. Well… the jobs probably don’t pay all that great since it involves pizza delivery, but you get the idea. Out in Arizona, a pizza shop has adopted a number of robots to handle their deliveries to customers who don’t live too far from the store. This is being touted as a way to enforce social distancing and slow the spread of the novel coronavirus because the robots are easy to disinfect and don’t have any personal interaction with anyone… supposedly. Let’s just say that I have questions. (NY Post)
Robots can’t feel love, but they also can’t get sick.
A pizza place in Arizona is testing a new form of social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak: Instead of sending people out on deliveries, the restaurant has been using robots.
The Venezia’s New York Style Pizza location in Tempe, Ariz., teamed up with Starship Technologies to bring the future to pizza delivery, Fox 10 reports. The robots are able to make deliveries within a half-mile radius.
“We have our own delivery drivers, third-party delivery and now robot delivery drivers… we have everything covered during this pandemic,” restaurant manager Renny Mitchell told Fox 10. Mitchell added that the new robot “is making it easier than ever before to social distance.”
Here’s the video from the shop’s Facebook page showing how the supposedly sanitary process works and how the robots complete their duties.