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Originally posted by moondoggy2
I just saw this on the news, and was wondering if anyone else thinks this is the beginning of the end?
Current U.S. FAA regulations prevent ... using UAVs [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, like drones] for commercial purposes at the moment," Simpson said...
...the Tacocopter website exists more as a conversation starter about the future of food delivery (and delivery in general), as well as about the commercial uses of unmanned vehicles, than an actual startup plan or business.
Simpson, who recently studied at MIT in the Personal Robots Group, has since moved on from Tacocopter to work on Canidu, an "electronics learning play set" for young children ...
Update, March 23: As we kind of suspected, TacoCopter isn't an actual service. Wired caught up with Star Simpson, the person who dreamed up the idea, who explained that it's just a concept. Still, don't let that stop you from picking up an AR.Drone, attaching a bag full of tacos to it, and flying it around your back yard! [TacoCopter]