RTA Dubai Announces Trial of Food Delivery Robots

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 15 February 2023
RTA Dubai Announces Trial of Food Delivery Robots

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the pilot launch of 'talabots’ autonomous food delivery robots.

The robots  piloted in Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) will see the introduction of three talabots to serve Cedre Villas residents, a gated community in the heart of DSO. The talabots will travel within a 3-kilometre radius from the Cedre Shopping Centre launch point to ensure a speedy 15-minute delivery time.

The AI technology deployed in the talabots safeguards people’s identity by blurring faces with no facial recognition detection feature. Moreover, to blend in within the community and for peace-of-mind of customers, the robots are fitted with various in-built sensors and advanced algorithms that can intelligently gauge surroundings and detect barriers in their path, keeping a safe distance from toddlers and pets.

With talabat’s app interface fully integrated, customers will be able to track the robot’s journey and be notified through the app when it arrives at their property. Once it arrives, the customer can unlock the secure compartment by following the steps provided within the app.

The robots were first introduced at Expo 2020 Dubai. Tatiana Rahal, managing director at talabat UAE, called the bots a “monumental leap towards the future of online food delivery and smart mobility”.

Logistics and transportation solutions provider Aramex had announced on Tuesday the “successful testing” of its drone and roadside bot deliveries in Dubai. 

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