There was plenty of head shaking and giggling when Jeff Bezos said Amazon might someday deliver products by drone.
In December, Bezos said the company was working on the so-called Prime Air unmanned aircraft project in its research and development labs. But the company admitted it might take years to advance the needed technology and for the needed Federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations to be created.
Turns out, a Domino’s franchisee in the United Kingdom has already done it. The company posted a YouTube video of an unmanned “DomiCopter” delivering two pizzas in a Domino’s Heatwave bag.
This once extremely expensive tool that was used primarily by the military is now available to the everyday Joe. But with strong concerns revolving around privacy and the U.S. government’s insistence on regulating this new technology, we are left to wonder what role, if any, drones will have in small business, and if they are simply a futuristic dream or a soon to be reality, Carolyn Crummey wrote at SmallBizTechnology.com.
Crummey collected a list of a few other ways we might use drones:
- Australian textbook company Zoukal.com used drones to deliver books.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology testing drones as tour guides.
- Taking Autism to the Sky is a Kickstarter campaign created by Paul Braun of Madison, WI.