A startup called Food Delivery Robot has announced a new partnership with the US government, which will allow it to deliver meals to those in need.
The company is also expanding its service to areas where it can’t currently deliver food, and will begin shipping to the US later this month.
The announcement comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over the South China Sea and concerns about food safety in the US.
China is already testing the technology, and has previously said it is prepared to “open up” to US food delivery companies, which would enable the US to become a market for the technology.
The Food Delivery robot uses sensors that can detect and detect foods from a distance, and uses a smartphone app to send a package from a nearby building to a waiting customer.
The technology is able to take a package weighing a few kilograms, or as much as an iPhone 6s Plus, and transport it to a user who is seated in front of the robot.
The robot will be capable of carrying up to 100 kilograms in the delivery zone, but that may increase as the robot expands its range.
Food delivery robot technology uses a robot to deliver a meal to a customer in Shanghai.
The startup says the technology is currently used in many cities in the United States, including Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Dallas.
The US is not the only country with food delivery robots, and the US is a key market for Chinese food delivery technology.
Earlier this year, the world’s largest food delivery company, Deliveroo, said it was looking at acquiring Food Delivery Robotics for around $1 billion.