An Australian supermarket has announced it will be using drones to deliver groceries.
The Aussie supermarket has secured an agreement with Australian delivery company Delphi to be able to deliver food in the region, and the move has been hailed as an important step towards a future where food can be delivered to the consumer without the need for human operators.
“The ability to deliver with the convenience of a robotic truck or delivery van and without the risks of human error, we’ve made this possible,” a spokesperson said.
“We’re very pleased to be working with Delphi on this exciting opportunity.”
The grocery chain has partnered with Delphias drones company, Delphi, to make its grocery delivery possible, the spokesperson said, and it is hoping to launch the delivery service later this year.
“Delphi will provide a fleet of unmanned delivery drones for delivery of our products,” the spokesperson added.
“Delphi drones are fully equipped with high-quality sensors and cameras to deliver to customers efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively.”
It’s a fantastic opportunity to take the first step towards delivering to our customers as efficiently as possible and delivering food as quickly as possible.
“Delivery drones have already been used to deliver packages to customers in New York and Australia, and Amazon has been looking at using them to deliver goods.