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Taco Delivery Drone Down, Its Back To The Drawing Board

March 30, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY — The ability to have tacos delivered  at their feet is an idea many people wouldn’t hesitate to  get behind — especially when the tacos are being  delivered by a robot.

The Tacocopter — an unmanned drone helicopter that  gives customers tacos on demand — would without a  doubt be wildly popular were it to exist throughout the  nation.

Taco-hungry Americans could order  and pay for tacos on their smartphones, which would supply  GPS coordinates to the drone. Once ordered, the tacos  would be delivered as long as the customer remained in the  ordering location.

It exists in the Bay Area — in concept, at least. For  now, the Tacocopter, which has existed since July 2011,  has been grounded by the Federal  Aviation Administration, as would be any unmanned  commercial drone. According to FAA regulations, “unmanned  aerial vehicles” cannot currently be used for commercial  purposes.

Until taco drones allowed, its back to the taco delivery drawing board.