Burrito Bomber: Flying Drone Delivers Burritos Like Smart Bombs

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Sun, Dec 30th, 2012 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

When the TacoCopter made its debut, it turned out to be a hoax; however, the Burrito Bomber is a working prototype created by a team of designers at Darwin Aerospace. The UAV is "outfitted with a release mechanism and autopilot controls, so it can take food orders and air drop them at a person's location within minutes."

Orders are taken through a web app, which pinpoints a user's location and automatically creates a waypoint file for the drone to follow. Then an operator loads the burrito into the canister, uploads the waypoint file, and sends the bomber on its way. The canister holds and protects a 500 gram burrito and deploys an attached parachute when dropped, so the contents arrive in one edible piece at their destination.

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