Inspired by the (not real) Tacocopter, the folks at research lab Darwin Aerospace have designed the Burrito Bomber, the “world’s first airborne Mexican food delivery system.” It’s an airdrop system to deliver burritos “using an autonomous aerial vehicle and an HTML5 web app.” The open-source designs for the Burrito Bomber are available at github. Under FAA guidelines, this food delivery drone is not available for commercial use until 2015 (when regulations get updated). Watch the Burrito Bomber in action in their fun video.
It works like this:
You connect to the Burrito Bomber web-app and order a burrito. Your smartphone sends your current location to our server, which generates a waypoint file compatible with the drone’s autopilot.
We upload the waypoint file to the drone and load your burrito in to our custom made Burrito Delivery Tube.
The drone flies to your location and releases the Burrito Delivery Tube. The burrito parachutes down to you, the drone flies itself home, and you enjoy your carne asada.