Serve Robotics has partnered with Uber Eats to automate last-mile delivery of customer orders. The on-demand robotic delivery service will be available exclusively to Uber Eats customers living in Los Angeles early in 2022.
Founded in 2017 as the robotics division of Postmates, Serve is now an independent company on a mission to make delivery more affordable, sustainable and accessible for everyone. Guided by its proprietary autonomous technology, the company’s self-driving robots have successfully completed tens of thousands of contactless deliveries in major U.S. cities. Serve is backed by Uber, alongside other leading investors.
“Serve Robotics is looking forward to delivering great convenience for Uber Eats merchants and customers,” said Dr. Ali Kashani, co-founder and CEO of Serve Robotics. “Uber is our first commercial partner and will be a strong source of demand for us as we use contactless delivery to power community commerce at scale.”
“We are excited to partner with Serve Robotics to test a new kind of delivery in Los Angeles, that’s safe, reliable and environmentally friendly,” said Sarfraz Maredia, VP and Head of Uber Eats in the US & Canada. “We’re always looking for ways to better serve merchants and consumers, which is why we’re working with the team at Serve to explore the potential of this technology.”