Chick-fil-A is trying a new delivery system.
In some states, you can get your food delivered by a robot.
Where can I get robot delivery?
Chick-fil-A is partnering with Refraction AI to make deliveries using lightweight autonomous robots. They drive on road margins or in the bike lane. The delivery robots have launched in two locations in Austin, Texas.
The robot uses both self-driving technology and teleoperations to make the delivery. The company has said that this method of delivery will cut down on carbon emissions by 90% and use 80% less energy.
If you order delivery with this method you will get texts to confirm the order and an estimated arrival time. The last text is a code that you’ll use to unlock the robot and get your meal.
The robot is almost 80 pounds and can deliver in all weather conditions and has a short stopping distance to prevent accidents.