Apart from what drones usually do, these devices are doing some other stuff as well, like for example delivering pizzas and now even clothes.
First Domino’s came up with the idea of a ‘DomiCopter’ to deliver pizzas and now a Philadelphia dry cleaning service is testing the device to deliver clothes at the doors of their customers.
Manayunk Cleaners, a Main Street shop in the city that opened last September is planning to use drones to attract a younger clientele. Manayunk’s owner Harout Vartanian said:
“I’m all about technology and I see a lot of these cleaners, it’s so old school. You come in…and you just pick it up. I needed to spice things up”
The 24-year-old converted a four-bladed DJI Phantom quadracopter, designed for taking aerial photography, into a dry cleaning delivery machine.
“We fly it to your house, it makes a noise, you pick it up and that’s that,” Vartanian said. “We posted a video to YouTube and it went viral. And ever since then, people have been asking ‘Hey, can you deliver my clothes by drone?’”
The device currently requires two people, a pilot and spotter, to operate but since the drone is small, it’s restricted.
“Right now, this particular model can only carry one to two pounds,” Vartanian said.
While drone deliveries might not sound practical but the idea is good enough for gaining attention.
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