Over the last few years, we’ve had to come to get our heads around the fact that we live in a world that is pretty much permanently connected by technology. We can pick up our iPhone and make a FaceTime call to a loved one on the other side of the world. We can launch the App Store and download a spirit level or tax calculator app that can get us out of a tight spot immediately. We can even unlock our front doors thanks to connectivity between Bluetooth low energy devices. If that wasn’t enough for you, then it seems that we can now also order convenience food to be delivered directly to us on top of an iPad powered quadrocopter.
YO! Sushi is a British founded restaurant that has become quite well-known for their innovative methods of delivering food to their customers. The majority of their eating establishments have an intricate conveyor belt setup that allows patrons to pick their order based on varying categories of price and pull it directly from the moving delivery system. It seems that the powers that be at the company feel that even they must move with the times and are embarking on a store specific trial of whizzing food orders to the customer’s table aboard a fantastic iPad controlled copter.
It’s a highly unlikely situation to see a flying drone with four rotors happily flying around the streets of London with a plate of sushi aboard, but it does make a lovely change to see some delicious refreshments on the device rather than an array of military firepower. The YO! Sushi employed quadrocopters are controlled by a highly skilled waiting staff with the use of an iPad, and can be easily used in either internal or external restaurant settings. We can only hope that the staff in control of the flying food have exceptional flight skills considering the copters can reach speeds of 25 miles per hour.
A spokesperson for the innovative food company has said that the flying drones are still in the "testing stage" but could be rolled out across the company if successful:
We started testing it out last Friday and we are making sure it works. If it does then we will implement it. At the moment it’s very much in the testing phase. We’ve not got a set date for rolling it on. We need to be very careful about using it in restaurants.
Will we see additional companies following suit and flying a customer’s order around in mid-air? Only time will tell.
Thanks, Danny for sending this in!