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Food Panda on drones?

Post by abbby » Fri, 14 Aug 2020 9:23 am

This would be an interesting concept if it really can work..

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Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 06 Mar 2021 9:02 pm

Some food delivery companies overseas have started using drones and land-robots to deliver food. A great idea and a great way to avoid human contact amidst the pandemic!

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Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 13 Mar 2021 9:56 pm

Yes! Hopefully this technology can be brought to Singapore soon, it’ll probably streamline the delivery process and cut down on fees!

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Re: Food Panda on drones?

Post by Max Headroom » Sun, 14 Mar 2021 11:28 am

Seems like a great idea, though there are some potential drawbacks.

1. What of all the delivery guys and gals who need this gig to provide for themselves/their families?

2. HDB/Condo how? A mini helicopter pad in the project's common area? Rotor blades/Safety?

3. Is the nav system's resolution high enough to pinpoint individual addresses? (Buildings, trees etc)

4. How will the authorities be able to distinguish between a tapow ramen with chicken from Wok Hey and a bundle of spliffs from JB?

5. Accountability in case of battery/mechanical failure (read: crash)?

A lot of potential here to be sure, but it will not be so easy to implement.

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Re: Food Panda on drones?

Post by Lisafuller » Mon, 15 Mar 2021 2:51 am

Max Headroom wrote:
Sun, 14 Mar 2021 11:28 am
Seems like a great idea, though there are some potential drawbacks.

1. What of all the delivery guys and gals who need this gig to provide for themselves/their families?

2. HDB/Condo how? A mini helicopter pad in the project's common area? Rotor blades/Safety?

3. Is the nav system's resolution high enough to pinpoint individual addresses? (Buildings, trees etc)

4. How will the authorities be able to distinguish between a tapow ramen with chicken from Wok Hey and a bundle of spliffs from JB?

5. Accountability in case of battery/mechanical failure (read: crash)?

A lot of potential here to be sure, but it will not be so easy to implement.
All good points, it will probably take a few years to iron out all these flaws before this system can be implemented. But also, as a response to point 2, the machine need not be a drone, many delivery companies are using “land rovers” to have meals delivered. It’s basically the same insulated bag that foodpanda drivers carry, except on wheels and automated.

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