Marathon Targets has collaborated with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited to build a pizza delivery robot.
The start-up company, headquartered in Australia, is also hoping to use its robotic technology to help the U.S. Army improve soldiers’ marksmanship. Marathon delivered the world’s first autonomous robotic targets to the Australian Defence Force in 2008, and since then it has extended its reach to other civilian pursuits.
The robot, called Domino's Robotic Unit, or “DRU,” is an autonomous delivery vehicle that has its own pizza oven. Though still in the prototype stage, it could be delivering pizza to you and your lazy neighbors in just in two years.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Coast Guard cutter Bertholf on a counterdrug patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean, March 11, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Trees
U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bertholf left California on January 20 for a months-long mission in the Pacific to support U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, the largest of the U.S. military's geographic combatant commands.
Coast Guardsmen aboard the Bertholf left Alameda on the 30th day of what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. They left a few days after not getting their first paycheck since that shutdown started and without knowing when the next will come.