We’ve got a beer delivering drone, so why not an iPad controlled food delivering helicopter?
UK-based chain Yo! Sushi is testing an airborne “flying waiter” that could soon be used to deliver orders to customers. To celebrate the release of its Yo! Burger, the company has created the iTray, an iPad-controlled food delivery drone that is flown in the direction of a party’s table after being loaded with food. According to the Daily Mail, the iTray is equipped with four rotors and can travel at up to 25 miles an hour, more than six times a waiter’s usual walking speed.
Nope, that doesn’t sound like an injury and a lawsuit waiting to happen at all.
Here’s a video of it not killing people, and those people’s reactions to it.
I read someplace about a pizza place down here thinking about using drones for pizza delivery. I don’t know if it as the real thing or a joke.
It was the UK,not here and evidently a one time publicity gimmick. http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2013/06/dominos_pizza_in_uk_uses_drone.html
When I saw your first comment Dominos came to mind, but I thought it was an American thing too.
Here’s the reason it wasn’t the USA – at least for now.
from CNN money:
A similar idea called the TacoCopter — an app that would dispatch a drone to deliver a taco to your door — went viral last year, but the service is illegal under U.S. law. Federal Aviation Administration rules ban unmanned aircraft like drones from being used for commercial purposes. A DomiCopter in the United Kingdom seems just as unlikely.
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