It’s no surprise that over the course of the pandemic year, we’ve all seen some new and cool things that weren’t a thing before. Different industries have had to adapt to the times. The same goes for food delivery. And now, Torontonians can also tell the tale of the little pink robots. Nothing to worry though, because the pink robots are delivering food across The 6ix.
When was the last time you had your food delivered by a robot? The Toronto-based startup, Tiny Mile, currently has six active robots, all of them named Geoffrey. Through the Uber Eats platform, they deliver food that are within two kilometres of different restaurants.
You might be wondering how they are controlled with such precision. In addition to each robot having built-in cameras and GPS, they are operated by remote pilots. This is done with the use of gaming consoles, right from the comfort of home. The robots also have a feature for keeping lids locked and secure while on the delivery run.
How It Works
Once you place your order on Uber Eats, the dispatch team at Tiny Mile receives it at the same time. This happens as long as the delivery destination is within a two-kilometre radius. Once Geoffrey has picked up the food from the restaurant, the dispatch team will place a call to the customer to inform about Geoffrey’s arrival.
In order to unlock Geoffrey’s lid feature and get your delivery, all you have to do is show your order number to the front camera.