The pandemic is bringing us closer to our robot takeout future

“Even before COVID-19, small sidewalk robots seemed to be slowly gaining traction here and at large…These days, of course, coronavirus lockdowns have created a surge in demand for food deliveries… The technology works now. Starship already has hundreds of robots in service delivering food to real customers. Spurred by demand from locked-down customers, that number could soon soar to the thousands and eventually into the millions.” via Ars Technica: