Burrito Bomber

This CNN article talks about a new invention by two engineers, Yoni De Beule and John Boiles. It’s a drone that delivers burritos. It started in Sunnyvale, California, and the men expect to have it deliver across the nation soon. Customers will theoretically be able to order their burrito on a mobile app, and have the drone deliver it through GPS coordinates. The falling burritos each have individual parachutes that help them land softly. Despite the fact that the burrito bomber must still be launched by hand, after that, it flies itself. Although it is currently only a prototype, De Beule and Boiles are working hard to get it able to deliver. Federal Aviation Administration guidelines on unmanned aircrafts are still hindering the ability to use the burrito bomber, for now. They will be reevaluated in 2015 and then, the Burrito Bomber may be able to deliver burritos.

Other food drones have been proposed in the past. There is a fairly popular one on Youtube of a Dominoes pizza being delivered through the air. However, none have actually come as far as the burrito bomber so far. I admire the hard work and dedication of these two engineers, and this technology could make it a lot easier for delivery of everything, not being limited to food.


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