DJI Mavic Pro drone quadcopter

Consumer drones can do a lot more than just capture images and videos from the air. They can also be used for different tasks including picking up an order from KFC, for example.

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A New Zealander by the name of Ollie Mason-Clarke, who runs the King of Cheat Meals page on Facebook, wanted to eat at KFC but didn’t want to drive across town to visit the restaurant. He called up a local KFC, placed an order, and said that his drone will pick it up for him. Ollie then sent the flying device to the restaurant and landed it in the drive-through lane, where a KFC employee attached the order to the drone. After that, the drone took off and delivered the food back to Ollie’s house. You can check out the entire video below.

Although Ollie was probably just having some fun, the fact is that shipping orders to customers with the help of drones is expected to become big business in the future. Back in March, Amazon showed off the new version of a delivery drone at the SXSW technology conference in Austin, Texas. The company also made its first demo delivery in the US in the same month and has been working hard trying to get its drone delivery business off the ground as soon as possible.

JD.com, a Chinese online retailer, has even more ambitious plans than Amazon. The company has recently announced it’s developing heavy-duty drones that can deliver payloads that weigh one ton or even more.

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