Met DRU – Domino’s Robotic Unit – a fully autonomous delivery vehicle.
Domino’s Australia has used military technology and hardware to create the first pizza delivery droid. The prototype is a world first and was launched on 17 March 2016. It uses a laser sensory system to help it navigate around obstacles, GPS tracking data and cameras. When it reaches its destination, the customer enters a unique mobile phone code so the robot opens its storage compartment to deliver the pizza and other goodies. Also, DRU will cheerfully chat with the customer throughout the process.
Is this bad news for the pizza delivery drivers? Well, maybe, but it does open up lots of other jobs in the area of artificial intelligence, programming, maintenance, data mining & analysis …… and more. By the way, there will be some places that DRU will not be able to navigate, so DRU will just be another member of the delivery team. But, don’t expect to see DRU on the road too soon. Domino’s Australia anticipates DRU will appear in stores within the next 6 months and it will probably be two years before the units appear on the roads.
Innovative technology like this alerts us to the need to focus on future skills development for students.
There are a number of articles and reports that highlight the skills students need to learn today to be able to thrive in the workplace of the future.
In summary, these are the most mentioned enterprise skills:
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