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Domino's has tested out a prototype for a flying drone that can deliver pizzas. The device carried two large pepperoni pizzas and conducted a flight. How do you get your pizza delivered? Last month, Domino's pizza teamed up with a creative agency titled T + Biscuits to test out a prototype for a flying drone that can deliver cheese pies. Described as an octacopter, the device carried two large pepperoni pizzas and conducted a flight over a city near London. The pizzas, both contained in an insulated bag, were secured to the drone. They were delivered in perfect condition and it only took about 10 minutes to venture 4 miles. The founder of T + Biscuits stated "If anything it went quicker than a pizza boy. We were amazed at how easy it was going to be." The drone is being called the DomiCopter. Although the device won't take the place of human delivery drivers anytime soon, Domino's is reportedly experimenting with the drone at their UK headquarters. Federal Aviation Administration authorities estimate that private drones will make up a $90 billion industry within 10 years.
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Kyle (21 hours ago)
Maria Vargas (2 days ago)
wow smart! thats a good idea
Starla Velda (20 days ago)
Go to Unflexal page and learn how to do workouts.
Charlie Zig (1 month ago)
hi from poland with dominos
robert robertino (2 months ago)
some one is going to be fired
Unanimated (2 months ago)
Can’t they just hire people with drones? It would be cheaper than actually using a company that has most of their models in service or maintenance And plus this dream can become a reality sooner than say a company still working on a new model
ملوك الترجمة (2 months ago)
Still waiting
Winged Fame Angel (2 months ago)
I will be the first to ambush and shoot them down and earn me free pizza. and free spare partsd. WHo's with me?
Model RC (3 months ago)
I’d LOVE this!
mdowning77 (3 months ago)
Is the birdshit free?
Jellybeantiger (6 months ago)
Drones scare me,people will mount guns on them and do random shootings.
Jane Book (6 months ago)
slop bomber !!!!
I'm the best. (7 months ago)
Londoners will steal it.
hairy bear (8 months ago)
Lol throw pizza away and keep the drone !
REAL FICTION (10 months ago)
It's actually the Italian airforce testing out their new bomb
☀️ Sunny Days ☀️ (10 months ago)
Flying food in the sky. Love it but in the winter surely it would freeze!
Duncan MacLeod (11 months ago)
First off who ever is flying the drone must have a 107 certificate, also delivering goods with a drone is against faa regulations and the faa said they will not be granting any waivers for this and the pilot in command has to have the aircraft in vos or visual line of sight the whole flight without the use of binoculars or other visual aids. You can operate a drone from a moving vehicle if someone else is driving but only in sparsely populated areas, and you can't operate over people
Cong T (11 months ago)
Yes, but, it is not allowed to fly that far away. It has to be in line of site. Apart from being bloody dangerous it is bloody stupid.
Charles Rablin (1 year ago)
No no we don't need it. I'm getting an antidronecraft gun
William Guy Thilgen Jr. (1 year ago)
Gonna be a lot of accidents, hence a lot of litigation. Unlike real pilots, a drone pilots view is only forward. They have no clue as to events and or issues from any other direction. More drone traffic and no traffic controlers means, no cleared flight path to or from a destination. Shit, conventional aircraft must use air trafic controlers and they still have accidents. Add a few thousand UMA's flying about willie nillie and the numbers will increase.
Polyline (1 year ago)
My friend Dan hates pizza, where should i hide his body?
Jack Dufault (1 year ago)
Seacat Playz (1 year ago)
lol the domma copter I was dying lolol
max lawrence (1 year ago)
free food for me
Elvis Best (1 year ago)
Raf Dehombre (1 year ago)
What happens on a windy rainy night...... can the drone handle strong winds and rain....:)
Arttu Siukonen (1 year ago)
They could build some big antennas on top of their restaurants to greatly increase the range... (which is only 1 mile atm)
MrVidification (1 year ago)
also check out the videos where drones are being used in China to watch over students to make sure they are not cheating in exams
booty pirates (1 year ago)
can some one get that type of drone
gaming center (1 year ago)
booty pirates dji X8 Xpert
Sayed Bakt (1 year ago)
great idea all this science fiction came in the future
Luana Sirio (1 year ago)
Is fantastic!wonderful!
Koolo Hinde TV (1 year ago)
how many jobs will be lost?
hairy bear (8 months ago)
Lol employ ex delivery drivers to look for 'missing' drones ...
fzerowipeoutlover (1 year ago)
MrVidification (1 year ago)
+Arttu Siukonen in theory anyway. I don't expect every standard delivery guy to be able to do it, given that they'll have to pass various tests in order to use one in the first place-especially when it comes to larger companies that don't want to make any crash headline news
Arttu Siukonen (1 year ago)
Koolo Hinde The deliverers just turn into drone pilots. The drones still need to be controlled so no jobs should be lost.
MrVidification (1 year ago)
How many seagulls will be lost in coastal towns in order to successfully deliver that pizza, lol. There are many jobs today that have already been replaced by machinery. I suppose all people can do is adapt (delivery guy now controls than drone? ..although if anything goes wrong and they crash that drone in the early years, I suspect that's a year's wage or five out the window...)
Kenneth Spencer (1 year ago)
how do they pay?
Erik Charles (1 year ago)
needs a siren
OLaN420 (1 year ago)
Nevermind pizza delivery. How bout weed delivery. You gotta think out the box [Pun Intended]
geromino97 (1 year ago)
i hope this happens so we can stop tipping delivery people
Edwin Riley (1 year ago)
I wonder if this is "just around the corner" in the same way that baldness cures and fusion power are....
Luke Skywalker (1 year ago)
omggg south park was right! !
Mohil Gorecha (1 year ago)
people will be stealing those drones damn
dr troy turner (1 year ago)
No. They can have trackers and cameras so the penalties aren't worth the risks. They have rental bicycles that don't get stolen.
Jose Rodriguez (1 year ago)
If this is successful, UPS, FED EX and other delivery services with use these.
DS (1 year ago)
This will not work in the U.S. due to property laws.
DS (1 year ago)
Read: [i] Drennen v. County of Ventura, 38 Cal. App. 3d 84 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. 1974).[ii] Lacey v. United States, 219 Ct. Cl. 551 (Ct. Cl. 1979).[iii] Powell v. United States, 1 Cl. Ct. 669 (Cl. Ct. 1983).[iv] Hero Lands Co. v. United States, 1 Cl. Ct. 102 (Cl. Ct. 1983).[v] Newark v. Eastern Airlines, Inc., 159 F. Supp. 750 (D.N.J. 1958).[vi] Id.[vii] Persyn v. United States, 34 Fed. Cl. 187, 195 (Fed. Cl. 1995).[viii] United States v. Causby, 328 U.S. 256 (U.S. 1946).[ix] Lacey v. United States, 219 Ct. Cl. 551 (Ct. Cl. 1979).[x] Guith v. Consumers Power Co., 36 F. Supp. 21 (D. Mich. 1940).[xi] Id.[xii] Long v. Charlotte, 306 N.C. 187 (N.C. 1982).[xiii] Sneed v. County of Riverside, 218 Cal. App. 2d 205 (Cal. App. 4th Dist. 1963).[xiv] Drennen v. County of Ventura, 38 Cal. App. 3d 84, 88 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. 1974).[xv] Twitty v. State, 85 N.C. App. 42, 53 (N.C. Ct. App. 1987).
......a (1 year ago)
incorrect While the Supreme Court hasn't explicitly accepted that as the upper limit of property ownership, it's a useful guideline in trespass cases. Therefore, unless you own some very tall buildings, your private airspace probably ends somewhere between 80 and 500 feet above the ground
DS (1 year ago)
That's incorrect and the FAA has this now posted to their website. Only certain commercial aircraft have an easement over private property. Drones must remain below 500 feet and be in sight of the operator and within control range. The SCOTUS has already ruled on property right issue. An owner owns from beneath the ground to the heavens above subject to mineral rights and air easements. Helicopters fly above 500 feet which is an FAA easement. Aircraft must remain 50 feet away from people...lots more. Drones must now be marked with a registration number or the number can be placed in the battery compartment if no tools required to open. Drone operators must be licensed and have that on them when operating to display to law enforcement. Drone operators must now perform pre-flight radio frequency tests before launching and also do a site survey. Penalty for not abiding by the law is $27,500 fine and three years in prison. You can even be arrested for state property crimes such as trespassing even if you stood off the land and the drone flew over. Canada now requires liability insurance and has much stricter laws than the U.S. due to privacy. The U.S. rules apply even when operating the drone on your own property.
......a (1 year ago)
Ofc it will..Same as it does when a helicopter flys by or an airplane..
The Four Waffle Lords (1 year ago)
Pizza of the future!
panzerken (1 year ago)
no more pizza delivery guys getting robbed.(US)
MrVidification (1 year ago)
They could be controlling the drones (but still on minimum wage)
Alpaca Male (1 year ago)
now they're getting fired
Filip Vis (1 year ago)
Nice hack it, and have free pizza! haha LOL
Iwentintohidinggoaway (2 years ago)
aaand cancelled. Stupid fucking commercial drone laws.
adrianos bougas (1 year ago)
+aperture123 care to elaborate? What happened?
Plasma Skull (2 years ago)
I think this should be a way to deliver pizza. It would be easier and alot faster. There may be dangers but as long as I get my pizza who cares
techstyle123 (2 years ago)
I seen this thought that's cool...then got me thinking of that film batteries not included.... This could be way forward for company's to deliver all sorts I see the dangers all so ....
USSR , Russia (2 years ago)
Hope some griefer won't put a bomb in there instead >:(
JVANDNETO (2 years ago)
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk very god
Henryx99 (2 years ago)
time to go to the UK
Acoustic Child (1 year ago)
you are welcome here buddy! would you like some tea and crumpets?
Abdul Qadeer (2 years ago)
bye bye delivery boys go and die in unemployment
Raik (2 years ago)
I saw this first in cowboy bebop
A. L. (2 years ago)
what if someone steals it? 😄😄😄😄
Capt Eric Bergeron (2 years ago)
Really liked this video, thumbs up. Cheers from Sint Maarten
MIXED TEA (2 years ago)
Good luck getting your drone back in the hood lol
shout outs for subs (2 years ago)
Mr Fire (2 years ago)
Now put a bomb in the drone ^^
goofyfoot2001 (2 years ago)
All fun and games till someone gets their head chopped off.
goofyfoot2001 (1 year ago)
+Jimmy Dyke The WIND!!!!!!!!!!!! Like the WIND!
Jimmy Dyke (1 year ago)
you mean domino's headquarters.
goofyfoot2001 (2 years ago)
Going to steal all your packages man. You won't be able to catch me. I will be like the wind.
AllPro777 (2 years ago)
+goofyfoot2001 Yeah, lots of people have done robberies and worn a mask man, a MASK. Guess what happened? They still got caught somehow. If you think robbing a multi-billion dollar company is just as easy as "hey, I'll put on a mask! And wear some funky colors!", like they have no plan in place for this, then I'd suggest you start looking for another career now, because you'll be in prison before the sun comes up. But by all means, give it a try, then send us your prison ID so we can correspond for the next 3-5 years.
goofyfoot2001 (2 years ago)
Whew. For a minute there, I thought I was in trouble.
AKBuilder762 (2 years ago)
This will never happen. The first time someone gets hit with a blade and sues this shit will end fast. These companies are not going to take on this much risk. If anything this was just an ad gimmick to generate attention.
Timesmanify (2 years ago)
+AKBuilder762 I don't think so. Cars were a risk once, and trains, and boats, and planes... You know, some of the most common forms of transportation today? I think we can handle a few missing fingers...
warrior7772 (2 years ago)
Recipient leans over (forward) to reach for pizza box and .....WHAM, huge cuts in forehead!! Lawsuits galore!
mbenzsl2000 (2 years ago)
What's a little boy like you doing with with big boy smut like this? Different movie I know, but the actor is hilarious.
Animefreak17a (2 years ago)
brilliant idea
AllenM10 (2 years ago)
Man, I like that idea.
GeoBeats News (2 years ago)
+AllenM10 glad you did :)
5216l (2 years ago)
Now I'm sitting here wishing I had pizza :(
B H (2 years ago)
Fuck robbin da pizza boy, im fitna jack me drone next time nigga! free copter and pizza nigga!
boysponge705 (2 years ago)
Now people are gonna want to start shooting these drones to get free pizza.
DS (1 year ago)
+MrVidification Currently there are four workable systems to bring drones down. 
MrVidification (1 year ago)
The news reports drones are being used by criminals to deliver drugs (the middleman 20+ yr old 'drug dealer' may now be a thing of the past and out of a job), as well as delivering other goodies to prison mates. Get ready for armed prison security drones to shoot them down. Sounds like a movie in the making.. **goes back to watching The Terminator**
Alpaca Male (1 year ago)
gonna be cool buying muslim food like that
Jose Rodriguez (1 year ago)
The drones will have a camera mounted. Also, most flying objects are tracked so if the customer attempts to destroy the drone, their fucked.
Alpaca Male (1 year ago)
I'm crashing this drone...
Debbiebabe69 (2 years ago)
If the drone conks out, or someone brings it down, do you get a refund on your pizza?
MrJ0mmy (2 years ago)
people getting way to lazy
makeit happen (2 years ago)
toys for RETARDS!
crusher1944 (2 years ago)
1Corinthians1:3 (2 years ago)
I saw my first drone a couple of weeks ago. I didn't have a gun handy....
Noah Williams (2 years ago)
+1q2w3e4r911 Why would you want a gun handy?
James Williams (2 years ago)
This is the future! I don't get why people are scared by it, embrace it, it's amazing what people are coming up with. :)
prodezignz (2 years ago)
These drone delivery ideas are just stupid! Thanks for the pizza and new drone to sell on ebay! Idiots!
prodezignz (2 years ago)
+GTI8855 Lol fool! Ha ha prison! Ha ha! Thanks for the copter! And I want my pizza extra cheese! 
prodezignz (2 years ago)
+qweryuiopas39 Lol fly one over me! Shit for brains! I have one! Wonder where yours went? Thanks bye!
qweryuiopas39 (2 years ago)
+prodezignz I encourage you to steal one, these are equipped with camera's and everything
Ilyes Mekkaoui (2 years ago)
White Power (2 years ago)
one day the drones week rise against us and crash into everybody
That'sWhatSheSaid (2 years ago)
Damn, I would have called it the DOMinatrexpress.
you tube 425 (2 years ago)
there goes these poor kids after school jobs.
dcwillis87 (2 years ago)
Great.... going to bring an end to the best job ever. (that doesn't require a degree, or business ownership)
Marc Arriaga (2 years ago)
just give me my dam pizza
dukunberanak (2 years ago)
Many people will lose their job 😢
Dave the pond guy (2 years ago)
what are you idiots talking about it still take somebody to fly the damn thing
Mike K (2 years ago)
Not necessarily. Amazon is now trying to develop self-guided autonomous drones which find your house via GPS coordinates. A drone can go from point A to point B without stopping and without traffic lights, so this tech is quite brilliant.
jude o (2 years ago)
Skynet is rising
jude o (2 years ago)
Mike K (2 years ago)
I was thinking the exact same thing lol. But these flying machines are a long way off from AI.
Music Lover (2 years ago)
And the pizza is still dry and disgusting...
TARIK PERAZA (2 years ago)
So,no jobs for people.
wildturkey3776 (2 years ago)
+TARIK PERAZA Who will fly the drones ?
IKnowYouKnow (2 years ago)
I own a steak sandwich shop in Tokyo. Need a drone with the specs that this one has (3 mile range, able to carry a payload of up to 2 kg, able to fly for up to 20 minutes or more). Any ideas? Money no object. Which make and model is the domicopter? Thanks.
The Angry Goat (2 years ago)
+Spoder Man they dont steal in japan...
VanillaSnow (2 years ago)
+IKnowYouKnow lol good luck with tht people wil ruin your money especially if they steal it D:
Charlie Tilney (2 years ago)
All I see is unemployment. Not just with pizza workers but also drones today are beginning to take over manned jobs (also in the Air Force!) that are sometimes essential. I like the idea and video, but there is some subtle detail you have to consider when doing stuff like this.
Pranx (4 months ago)
Ponlets (2 years ago)
well what about making a drone big or strong enough to fly a man who drives it i mean the controls wouldn't be much different than a toy one they will just be more precise and this drone should be able to carry 450lbs of cargo (like 2 healthy people and some thingys)
Ponlets (2 years ago)
+dcwillis87 not them :P i was meaning normal stable people who have more intelligence 
dcwillis87 (2 years ago)
+deathbot117 thats a fine idea, but unfortunately the physics don't really allow it. and have you ever met a pizza delivery driver? like hung out with one? great people but i promise you that you don't want them flying around your neighborhood smoking a joint.
Ponlets (2 years ago)
+valeagrl1 no smaller than a heli and capable of driving on the highway and with the push of a button fly up and out of traffic 
It's an Art (2 years ago)
+deathbot117 so you mean a helicopter lol
Shane Jones (2 years ago)
CAA rules are maximum 500 meters visual line of sight in the UK, you cannot fly 4 kilometres unless using extended visual line of sight, so having someone every 1 kilometre along the flight path in contact by two way radio with the pilot. Small Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft Article 167 1. The person in charge of a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not fly the aircraft in any of the circumstances described in paragraph (2) except in accordance with a permission issued by the CAA. 2. The circumstances referred to in paragraph (1) are: a) over or within 150 metres of any congested area; b) over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons; c) within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft; or d) subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), within 50 metres of any person. 1. Subject to paragraph (4), during take-off or landing, a small unmanned surveillance aircraft must not be flown within 30 metres of any person. 2. Paragraphs (2)(d) and (3) do not apply to the person in charge of the small unmanned surveillance aircraft or a person under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft. 3. In this article ‘a small unmanned surveillance aircraft’ means a small unmanned aircraft which is equipped to undertake any form of surveillance or data acquisition. Summary In essence therefore, provided the aircraft has a mass of 20 kg or less, the current regulations state: 1. The operation must not endanger anyone or anything. 2. The aircraft must be kept within the visual line of sight (normally taken to be within 500 m horizontally and 400 ft vertically) of its remote pilot (i.e. the ‘person in charge’ of it). Operations beyond these distances must be approved by the CAA (the basic premise being for the operator to prove that he/she can do this safely). 3. Small unmanned aircraft (irrespective of their mass) that are being used for surveillance purposes are subject to tighter restrictions with regard to the minimum distances that you can fly near people or properties that are not under your control. If you wish to fly within these minima, permission is required from the CAA before operations are commenced. 4. CAA permission is also required for all flights that are being conducted for aerial work (i.e. in very simple terms, you are getting paid for doing it). 5. The 'remote pilot' has the responsibility for satisfying him/herself that the flight can be conducted safely.
Interstellar 16 (2 years ago)
if this can't happen then kill every single gay person in the whole wide world with air strikes....
Interstellar 16 (2 years ago)
+deathbot117 aight
Ponlets (2 years ago)
+Accurate Sniper honestly i dont care what sexuality you are as a person man ... but any kind of talk about eradicating a specific type of person is uncool in any modern society 
Interstellar 16 (2 years ago)
+deathbot117 I don't care about bisexual, good enough for you?
Ponlets (2 years ago)
well then you are an insecure bigot and by insecure i mean insecure about your sexuality and if you dont like gays then dont be around them because what you are thinking of is pure genocide as there are alot of gays in the world and even different species of animals from lions to deer to zebras and horses and anything that gives birth from a uterus 
Interstellar 16 (2 years ago)
+deathbot117 a lot of people will make deadly ones (not just little "Pew" bombs" to destroy " to target EVERY single gay pride area to shut them up for good. if faggots want silence in the world than they get silence for ever!
Hobby Kings (2 years ago)
Horrible.. So now the pizza boys are unemployed.. We get excited not knowing we get fucked w these technologies..if it were 10 people at a bank..now 5 unemployed and 5 ATMs took their place.. Smh
It's an Art (2 years ago)
+Donald Olivier don't invent jobs that are unnecessary just so people can work. Make progress and watch how humans have always done in the past: invent, create, evolve, and create new industries, economies and wealth. Humans are better off now than ever before. There is less poverty, less war, than any generation all the way back. Humans should keep advancing. New jobs will be created by releasing greed and attitude of lack and fear. Move forward. Don't cling to the past.
Saggy tits McGee (2 years ago)
Cory Chenausky (2 years ago)
I hope this could happen soon then I could not get bitched at by a mid 30's man who chose to be a pizza delivery guy because I forgot to tip him.
Marco Esteban (2 years ago)
it has a flip side, I betcha those drones don't deliver in areas with lots of poverty, I can see eBay reselling the stolen drones, or people shooting at them to get free pizza
maxxmann (7 months ago)
Marco Esteban if they live in poverty stricken area they shouldn't be wasting money on delivery anyway. Save that scratch and better your quality of life.
name (1 year ago)
their will be law, watch and see, too much money involeved and politicains are dumb as fuck
ToxiC BikEr (1 year ago)
1Corinthians1:3 imagine urself later on a drone shooting you with a grenade launcher from the sky LoL
AllPro777 (1 year ago)
+Daniel Southcott With the gun climate the way it is now in America, the first person to try that will get nailed to the wall.
Daniel Southcott (1 year ago)
+AllPro777 🐈yeh 10 years 4 a pizza.my foot.
MARTJUHH (2 years ago)
emiliano roche (2 years ago)
yo pronto hadre envios con drone, otro modelo inferior pero para nivel local sirve
Tracie Cameron (2 years ago)
funny pizza delivering drone ?, wth so weird.
Adil (2 years ago)
+Tracie Cameron Funny ?.Is Drone telling you jokes ?
Tracie Cameron (2 years ago)
funny pizza delivering drone ?, wth so weird.
Michael Amar (2 years ago)
how can you pay for the pizza? the guy in the video has simply took the pizza and walked away.
OLaN420 (1 year ago)
online with a debit card.
Island Line Rail Productions (2 years ago)
+‫מיכאל עמר‬‎ credit card
Anant Negi (2 years ago)
-Cost is high -Battery is ineffective overall if 10 deliveries come it would be painstaking -Finding proper flyers for drone is a pain and would cost additional -Drone can malfunction and at times due to different signal ( Fine a 5KHZ wouldn't make a difference.. still)  -Last but not least. Pretty sure someone would call for pizza take it.. And steal the drone.
Anant Negi (2 years ago)
Me being a national level shooter would actually enjoy that too. Who'd say I'd do that to the drone delivering me.. Heck there is actually a sport revolving around this.
1Corinthians1:3 (2 years ago)
+Amish Jebediah You are not taking into consideration the expense of the drone being shot out of the sky by people like me. ;)
dcwillis87 (2 years ago)
+Anant Negi Do you have any idea how expensive a pizza delivery boy is? i do because i was a store manager for 7 years at domino's. $245 per week, per employee, and thats not counting insurances you have to carry, or mileage you have to pay, or the cost of training. just in pay its almost 13k a year. The drone's are a much much cheaper option, and a large company like domino's can afford to develop autonomous software for them. Hell their Proprietary POS cost every franchisee in the country 20K by it self.
Vegan Games (2 years ago)
+Anant Negi dude we went to the moon, we can make pizza robots.
Amish Jebediah (2 years ago)
+Anant Negi Technology gets cheaper all the time If they have multiple drones on site some can be charging while others are working Systems can be automated once technology advances more, this would be impractical if someone had to fly each one all the time Again, technology will overcome any issue with signal interference etc... You'd have to pay in advance to have a pizza delivered, as such if you steal the drone, Domino's will just charge your card the value of the drone... Nobody said this is happening tomorrow and that is because the technology isn't quite there yet. But Amazon is looking at drones for shipment and many other companies are looking into drones for a variety of things. Once someone like Google jumps on board and wants to advance their maps program to be precise enough for drones and help the technology, this will be a huge leap forward
Robert Hoffman (2 years ago)
I really enjoy all the morons complaint about what domino's paid them. Dont work there fucking idiots