Residents of Dubai will soon watch robots walking the streets and delivering fresh food to their front doors.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (DRTA) and Talabat, a meal delivery service, have teamed with the Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) (RTA).
The ‘Talabots’ food delivery robots are supposedly presently currently being tested and will initially serve the Cedre Villas neighborhood in the Dubai Silicon Oasis.
The company has initially planned to launch 3 delivery robots that will travel around and deliver food within the gated community. Being a gated community makes the Cedre Villas a perfect place to start testing the Talabot.
The Talabots will only deliver within a 3-kilometer radius Cedre Shopping Centre and will take a total of 15 minutes to deliver orders.
The launch of these new little delivery robots will further advance Dubai’s technological advancements but also result in job losses.
Apart from getting delivery robots, Dubai is also expected to get flying taxis by 2026, the station designs for which were approved at the World Government Summit 2023.