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Domino’s Pizza plans robot deliveries with self-driving minivans in 2019

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Three million pizzas. That’s the daily delivery volume for Domino’s, which has 16,100 stores around the world. While humans have been doing all that work, the company has been experimenting with robot replacements in recent years. The latest will be a small trial in Houston later this year, using a fully autonomous mini delivery van called the R1, made by California-based Nuro.

Nuro already has a track record for autonomously delivering groceries from supermarkets. It began in August 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona, with robotified Toyota Priuses, then progressed to a purpose-built delivery vehicle called the R1 in December. Scottsdale delivery........

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