Domino\’s Drones

WNBTv has been all over drones since their inception.

We’ve even covered their more prosaic uses: the revolutionary tacocopter, then the flying  burrito brothers, and most recently our Russian friends’ desire to drone deliver all across Moscow.

But now big-time American money wants to play: Domino’s wants to drone you, bro.

That’s right, coming soon to the skies near you, The Pizza Drone!

Domino €™s Pizza hired a creative agency called T + Biscuits to test the feasibility of octocopter drones that deliver a hot, delicious pizza to your doorstep.

Heavily branded as the DomiCopter, the current prototype can deliver two, large pizzas in about ten minutes within a four mile radius of the store. While future versions could hypothetically use GPS coordinates to deliver the pie, the existing model is piloted from the ground by someone experienced in drone flight.

The DomiCopter has eight spinning blades and includes the standard thermal insulation bag that €™s carried around by Domino €™s Pizza delivery drivers. Developed by a company called Aerosight, this type of drone is primarily used for capturing broadcast quality video with cameras like the Red Epic , Canon C300 or Sony PMW F3.

Count on it: Within a year the skies will be full of hot, crappy pizzas.

On the plus side? Eventually better pizza chains will offer the same service. Also? No tipping. Ever.

On the minus side? One less part-time job for KCPS scholars. 1

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  1. Although someone will have to do data input for the on-board GPS…oh, yeah. Right. Sorry.

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