Domino’s ‘DomiCopter’ drone delivers two large pizzas

Applied Technology Institute (ATI Courses) is scheduled to present the UAS/UAV courses below in Columbia, MD  and we thougth the news about DomiCopter would be of interest to our readers. Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Sep 24-26, 2013 Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Jan 28-30, 2014 Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Jul 23-25, 2013 Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals […]
Applied Technology Institute (ATI Courses) is scheduled to present the UAS/UAV courses below in Columbia, MD  and we thougth the news about DomiCopter would be of interest to our readers.
Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Sep 24-26, 2013
Unmanned Air Vehicle Design Jan 28-30, 2014
Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Jul 23-25, 2013
Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals Feb 25-27, 2014
On a lunch break last month, a small custom-built drone copter made a 10-minute flight through the city of Guildford, just outside of London. It was carrying two large pepperoni pizzas!   T + Biscuts, an English creative agency, was hired by Domino’s Pizza to test prototypes of a delivery drone named the “DomiCopter”. Don’t get too excited, though. A local copter powered delivery system is not coming any time soon. The firm primarily focuses on mobile apps, and while the video will garner them publicity, they aren’t likely to focus on revolutionizing the delivery game, at least for now. During the test run, two large pizzas were boxed, stacked and stashed in a thermally insulated pizza bag. The creative team hoisted the pizzas aboard the copter, operated by an experienced drone pilot. It traveled about 4 miles in about ten minutes. The delivery was a success. The pizzas arrived at their destination in perfect shape, and in perfect time. Though DomiCopter was the name finally settled upon, the firm’s shortlist of names also included “Pepperdroney” and the “Flyin’ Hawaiian”. Apparently, aerial drones have been used to bless festival goers with strategically placed beer drops and burrito lovers with air-borne deliveries. What will they think of next?


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China readies fancy new ‘sharp sword’ drone

Applied Technology Institute (ATICourses) offers Unmanned Air Vehicle Design and Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals courses.  The information below could be of interest to our readers. The Chinese military is making preparations for the first flight test of its newly designed unmanned combat vehicle, bringing the Asian powerhouse into the technology race. China’s first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), […]
Applied Technology Institute (ATICourses) offers Unmanned Air Vehicle Design and Unmanned Aircraft System Fundamentals courses.  The information below could be of interest to our readers. The Chinese military is making preparations for the first flight test of its newly designed unmanned combat vehicle, bringing the Asian powerhouse into the technology race. China’s first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), known as the Lijian (‘sharp sword‘), is designed jointly by the Hongdu Aviation Industry Group and Shenyang Aviation Corporation. The project was launched in 2009 and the drone’s first ground test was conducted on December 13 last year. The Chinese UAV is designed for use by the PLA Air Force and Navy Air Force for combat missions, It may also be used for tracking along China’s lengthy border. Beijing’s efforts at developing its drone capabilities have not escaped the attention of Taiwan, which has been at odds with Beijing in the past over questions of sovereignty and national identity. China’s stealth drone is third such unmanned combat vehicle in existence, after the X-47 designed by the United States, and the nEUROn, a collaborative effort of various EU companies. The nEUROn was launched in 2005 following an order by the French Defense Procurement Agency. The program is a collaborative effort between French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek and Swiss defense companies. The US Pentagon’s X-47 stealth drone, designed by Northrop Grumman, began as part of DARPA’s J-UCAS program, and is now part of the US Navy’s UCAS-D (Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration) program. The X-47 is still undergoing flight testing. The unveiling of the prototype places the People’s Republic of China ahead of several nations in the development of stealth drone technology. India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Sweden and Russia also have their own stealth UAV programs.
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