Food delivery robots will head for Chicago’s sidewalks following the city council’s recent approval of a pilot program. Delivery device tech companies will partner with restaurants and grocery stores to deliver the orders, which customers will request through an app. The robots will operate on sidewalks and within crosswalks within a small radius of the participating food businesses. The city’s Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection will issue two-year permits to companies that apply for the pilot. The department will jointly manage the program with the Chicago Department of Transportation.