Silicon Valley taco delivery startup TacoCopter, which uses flying quadrotors to deliver delicious Mexican food, is currently more of a proof of concept than an actual solution to lunchtime taco cravings.
Co-founder Star Simpson told the Huffington Post that the taco-delivering drones have several issues, both legal and practical.
"Current U.S. FAA regulations prevent using UAVs [Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, like drones] for commercial purposes at the moment," she said, adding that avoiding crashes, getting the drones indoors and making sure the food gets to the right person are all obstacles to a full-fledged TacoCopter launch.
Although the service may not be viable yet, it does raise some important questions, like "How soon can we get one-click food delivery via unmanned drone?"
Hey, if a robot can fetch you a sandwich, there's hope that a quadrotor will one day airlift you an emergency taco.