Fox Business reports that "Chick-fil-A is testing fully automated delivery with a small army of robots in pilot programs across the country," in markets that include Austin, Texas, California and Florida.
The story says that "the food will be delivered via a fleet of box-shaped robots on wheels, which will transport the food in a locked compartment. As the robot arrives at the customer's location, a text message will provide a code to unlock the mechanism and retrieve the goods … The robots are able to travel in most weather conditions, and are outfitted with safety features to ensure they do not collide with hazards en route to their destination."
The robotic technology is being powered by Refraction AI.
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The robots are said to be thrilled with the gig because they get Sundays off.