Flying Robots Deliver Tacos To Your Location


I haven’t heard such a crazy idea for a while. But they were saying that Copernicus was crazy at his times… Tacocopter – unmanned drone quad-copter will deliver you taco based on your smartphone location.  The silicon valley start-up combines four of the most prominent touchstones of modern America: tacos, robots, smartphones and laziness.

Simple idea

You order tacos on your smartphone and also beam in your GPS location information. You order and your location are sent to restaurant, and when your order is ready the tacocopter is then sent out with your food to find you and deliver your tacos to wherever you’re standing. What simple and crazy idea! Actually it might make sense, if you calculate costs of hiring delivery guys it can be cheaper and faster to do it this way.

It works but it’s not legal

Actually it really works.  Tacocopters have been tested from  July 2011 with success but it’s being blocked by the U.S. law. Current U.S. FAA regulations prevent … using UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) like drones for commercial purposes. The potential is there. I guess that it’s just a matter you time when legislation will allow it.

source: Haffingtonpost

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.