Google tests drone delivery of burritos at Virginia Tech (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN on September 14, 2016 in Cultura, El Now, Video

googleburritodropThe future arrived in Blacksburg, Virginia, Monday as Google tested its small-package drone delivery system, lowering Chipotle Mexican Grill burritos in boxes to clipboard-carrying engineers on the Virginia Tech campus.

The #GoogleDronesOnEveryCorner test flight program appeared successful, making ten uneventful drops.

The Roanoke Times reports:

BLACKSBURG – The future of food delivery arrived at Virginia Tech this week, as Google began its much-anticipated – and secretive – experiment to lower Chipotle burritos from drones to a select group of university students.

A drone was spotted buzzing overhead just before 1 p.m. Monday. It descended to about 10 feet, hovered over a grass patch and then lowered a large white package to the ground on a string. The drone then flew away, leaving the package and string on the ground.

A woman with a clipboard walked over somewhat unceremoniously, cut the string and carried the package back to a staging area where test subjects watched from behind a safety net.

The process was repeated about 10 times in a 30-minute span during a period on Monday.

Sometimes, multiple orders were brought in at the same time on two separate drones flying near each other.

The meals were only carried about a tenth of a mile, maintaining the kind of line-of-sight flights that the Federal Aviation Administration prefers.

Photos and more about the test at Roanoke.com…..

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