as report goes,Russian Internet giant yandex said the autonomous robot car began delivering hot meals to paying customers on Wednesday in a block in central Moscow.One of several food and grocery delivery companies in Moscow Yandex.Eats The app is offering customers in the white square business district a choice of having a delivery robot like a car deliver meals instead of having them delivered by a service person.
This robot is called Yandex.Rover 。 As part of a pilot project, the robot has been transporting groceries in parts of Moscow since the fall. A yandex spokesman said the company is now gradually expanding its service area.
At present, three robots are working in the white square area, which is part of the city's 20 robot formation.
The competition between yandex and its rival delivery Club promotes the development of express delivery industry in Moscow. In recent years, there are many couriers wearing bright yellow or green work clothes and carrying warm backpacks.
This summer, five Russian retailers built a monument in Moscow in memory of tens of thousands of couriers. Novel coronavirus pneumonia was the first wave of the 2019 new crown pneumonia outbreak during the weeks of the blockade.
Dmitry Polishchuk, chief executive of yandex autonomous driving group, said demand for express delivery services had been growing, and the new crown popularity accelerated the trend.
Yandex is sometimes called Google in Russia. In November, the company said it had begun testing automated delivery robots. The company also said it has begun to commercialize robots in innopolis, a technology zone in Tatarstan.