Why we should worry about Domino's delivery robotsThe pizza chain continues its quest to become a major tech company with the DRU delivery robot. Let's hope Boston Dynamics doesn't get sold to the food service business, as Carl's Jr. contemplates hiring more machines.
Call me crazy, but I don't want robots in charge of my food. I'm Bridget Carey, this is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] This news might be hard for some of you to swallow. But Domino's Pizza is not a pizza company, it is a technology company. You may have not realized it but for years now Domino's has experimented with high tech ways To give cheese lovers their fix. Instead of inventing new types of pizza related food, or putting other foods inside of pizzas, Domino's is a pioneer in another area, getting that food to our home in high tech ways. Most recently, it allows us to just tweet out our order with an emoji, or just Speak the order to Amazon's Alexa voice assistant. And like all tech companies, Domino's also got into the car business. It made its own special delivery vehicle, the 2016 DXP, with a built-in warming oven. And it's not a joke, these cars are on the streets in some major metro areas. But now the company may have gone too far. The Domino's team in Australia has unveil the first pizza delivery robot named Drew for Domino's robotic unit. This prototype was based off military technology and it will roll down your neighborhood keeping your pizza warm inside Until it gets to your door. Years ago the only real pizza crisis our world faced was a creature called the Noid and we were all instructed to do what we could to avoid it, but now there will be pizza robots roaming the streets and maybe even pizza bots in the skies. Domino's also experimented with drone delivery. I guess humanoid delivery robots are the next step. Boston Dynamics, creator of the two-legged Atlas robot, has shown that its Terminator-esque machine can maintain balance walking in all sorts of environments. And it can lift boxes. Google's parent company Alphabet oversees Boston Dynamics. And there are reports, it wants to sell the Robot Division to a new owner. Bloomberg reports that Toyota or Amazon may be interested, but don't be surprised if it goes to a company like Dominos or maybe even another food establishment. The head executive of fast food burger chains, Carl's Jr. and Hardees Told businesses [UNKNOWN] that he wants to look into having robots run everything so you can order, pay, and pick up the food without ever seeing a person. If we put machines in charge of our food, it'll make their uprising against humanity that much easier. That's it for this tech news update. You can head to Cnet.com for more. From our studios in New York, i'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]