Uber becomes latest company to test delivering food with robots

Susan S. Johnson

Uber is the latest company to try delivering food to people’s homes with robots.Related video above: COVID-19 accelerates food delivery robot offeringsThe company, which has long claimed that automation is key to its future profitability, is launching two test programs to deliver Uber Eats in greater Los Angeles this month, including four-wheeled robots that roll on sidewalks for short trips as well as self-driving cars for longer distances.Starting Monday Uber Eats customers will be given the option to have their meals delivered by one of the robots, rather than a traditional human delivery. Customers will receive instructions in the Uber … Read More