Robotic sidewalk deliveries are coming to Fairfax, Virginia, in the outer Washington, D.C. exurbs, as Uber and Cartken expand their existing partnership. Uber Eats consumers in the city’s walkable Mosaic District can now have their orders delivered by Cartken’s self-driving devices. 

Starting with today’s launch, merchants including Our Mom Eugenia, Pupatella and Rasa, will participate in the program.

“Our team at Cartken is excited to further partner with Uber Eats and expand our reach to serve the Fairfax community,” said Cartken COO and co-founder Anjali Jindal Naik. “Cartken is at an inflection point, where we are rapidly bringing our AI, computer vision and lidar-less autonomous robots to more places, like Mosaic District, in partnership with Uber Eats.”

Uber’s expanded partnership with Cartken marks another milestone in both companies’ mission to use autonomous technology to unlock greater innovation for consumers and merchant partners in Fairfax and beyond. 

”Alongside our partners at Cartken, we’re thrilled to work with Mosaic’s outstanding merchants to serve such a vibrant community of diners, shoppers, and residents,” said Noah Zych, head of autonomous mobility and delivery at Uber. “With our shared passion for innovative urban design, sustainability, and technology, we believe that robot delivery with Uber Eats is a great fit for Fairfax consumers looking for a fun and convenient way to grab their next meal.”

Mosaic is home to more than 40 restaurants, providing Uber and Cartken the opportunity to serve a diverse group of merchants and delight more eaters as the program grows.

“We are excited to partner with Uber Eats and Cartken to bring cutting-edge technology to our community, and confident this innovative service will elevate visitor experience and customer engagement at Mosaic,” said Greg Dercach, vice president, property management for EDENS—owner of the Mosaic District shopping center.