Can’t go out to shop for groceries due to the quarantine? Some owners of drones in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines have utilized the remotely controlled flying robot in buying goods. Of course, the limitations are the drone’s lifting capacity and travel distance.
In this video courtesy of Project LUPAD, the concept starts with the buyer placing the list of grocery items and money inside an eco-bag attached to the drone. A shopper waits for the drone outside the supermarket drone landing area. After the drone lands, the shopper gets the grocery list with the eco-bag and money and starts buying at the supermarket. Once done, the shopper places the eco-bag with the grocery items to the drone and simply activates the drone’s “return to home” feature.
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro shown in the video can lift approximately 1kg of weight. Other drones can lift heavier loads but are also much larger and more expensive. Watch below.