Pizza at the Height of Technology

DOMINOS AND PIZZA HUT HAVE BECOME SWORN BUSINESS ENEMIES, AS ONE IS CONSTANTLY TRYING TO SURPASS THE OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY. COMPETITION? YES, UNHEALTHY? MAYBE

Everyone loves pizza or knows someone who totally loves pizza, right? Regardless of this assertion, pizza companies, pizza hut and Domino's are doubling their efforts as regards advancement and operational activities, but we think it's not only for their growth but it is competition directed at each other. While such steps in the right technologically inclined direction are at par with dynamic growth in that sector, it is beneficial to the consumers because they are still doing the most!

DOMINO'S & ITS SELF-DRIVING PIZZA DELIVERY ROBOT

Self-driving technology is beginning to settle into mainstream technology; as machines which were once made to ease work strain and shorten production time have been further advanced and are now self-regulatory, which obviously means increase in unemployment, but we are not focused on that for now. 

Currently only available in Brisbane, Australia, as at March 2016, the “Domino’s Robotic Unit,” (DRU); a self-driving delivery vehicle rolls along sidewalks and bicycle paths to reach an address and to get an order, the customer rather than just picking up meals and getting receipts as done with a delivery man, simply has to enter the pass code provided by staff when the order was made. The pizza company teamed up with Aussie startup Marathon Robotics to build the delivery droid, which, besides transporting pizza and drinks, can also accept payments and chat with customers.
The $22,000 four-wheeled bot uses GPS and lasers to get around, and can reach speeds of 12 mph (18 kmh). It also comes fitted with an array of IP cameras for security purposes, and at the point of delivery, it opens up to a beaming light and brings out the order.

Why it is not in operation yet?

It’s a genuinely autonomous robot today, but some of the technology on the AI side still has to lift,” said Don Meij, head of Domino’s Australia. “He’s able to stop and sense and won’t hit things, but he needs to be more foolproof. For example, he’s not currently aware of how big he is on top which can be a problem when he spins.
 ORDERS ARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE SYSTEM

ORDERS ARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE SYSTEM

Although, it is currently able to perform quite a number of functions like; serving as a mobile low-powered refrigerator and oven; which means unlike the delivery guys and girls; your meal gets to you at the appropriate temperature, it still needs to be fully developed for operation based on insights from human delivery services to perform unaided. 

Want to see exactly how the delivery works? watch below

They did not stop at this they have also invented a flying delivery drone, we are sure there is something else up their ovens.

 

PIZZA HUT AND ITS BLUETOOTH ENABLED SNEAKERS

If you were told that in the nearest future Bluetooth and sneakers would not only be in the same sentence, but be directly connected, would you have believed? I'm guessing no. What I don't know is if I'm hyped or uncomfortable at the fact that pizza can get to me at the simple touch of a button on hopefully my new favourite sneakers.

Pizza Hut is releasing a limited amount of Pie Tops sneakers to coincide with the NCAA Final Four tournament; the Bluetooth-enabled sneakers connect with a mobile app to deliver your default order straight to your location at the press of a button. All you have to do is  sign up for a Pizza Hut account, download the app, sync a pair of Bluetooth sneakers, adding a credit card, bending over to press a button and then approving the transaction via a notification really puts your life into perspective. 

 The Pie Tops have a built-in Bluetooth radio that syncs to a mobile device with the company’s app. The bad news is that these shoes won't go on sale to the public. However, the 64 pairs will be made available to some individuals as part of a future promotion. The chain created 64 special-edition "Pie-Tops" both in honor of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament starting this month and the fact that it is really easy to get a pizza.

Wait!!! What? I would rather walk with my friends to a pizza outlet or get cozy in my bed and call to make my order than go through Pizza hut's sneakers process just to get my order delievred. Well, thankfully there are only 60 pairs available. So no and thank you. I would be okay with the domino's grand idea because with Pizza Hut's idea people would lose their jobs to a machine?