The Just Eat food delivery company, whose website allows customers to order products to go from restaurants, has already made more than 1,000 deliveries with robots. The company's management decided on this experiment in December last year, offering innovative services to the residents of London's Greenwich and Southwark areas. Robots manufactured by Starship Technologies were used for delivery. The weight of an empty robot is about 18 kilograms, at the same time it can accommodate and deliver three packages with food with total weight of up to 10 kilograms.
Robots move at the speed of 4-5 miles per hour, but in emergency cases they can rezch speed up to 10 miles per hour. With the help of radar, 9 cameras and ultrasonic sensors, they can detect and avoid a collision with pedestrians, cars or cyclists. Built-in GPS system allows it to find the exact address to which the order must be delivered. Though, despite the initial success, the total share of deliveries with the help of robots is extremely small. Especially when compared with the statistics for the first half of the year, when the company has completed orders for a total amount of 49.5 million pounds sterling.