The government’s use of drones is creating more terrorists (d’oh!) and destroying the privacy – and perhaps liberty – of Americans.

Drones can be scary in their precision … and so small as to be rendered invisible.

But drones are also being deployed for much more mundane purposes by common folks and creative entrepreneurs.

Drones are being used to deliver dry cleaning:




And cake.

Drones are also being used for recon to monitor police activities. For example, protesters in Warsaw used a spy drone to see what police were doing. As notes:

People tend to assume that UAVs will be used by the police to keep watch on us, but as … video, taken by a RoboKopter of riots in Warsaw, shows, they can equally be used by citizens to keep tabs on the police. No need to wait for the local news to send a helicopter to get the aerial scene of a demonstration, just Do It Yourself!

Here is the video of the police shot by the Polish protesters:

(Here’s what the RoboKopter drone used by the Polish protesters looks like.)

Some are even using drones for self-defense.

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5 Responses to “Drones are Being Used to Deliver Dry Cleaning, Beer, Food”

  1. Bob is still unemployed   says:

    Drones are also being used to deliver pizza.

    But the really cool stuff the drones are doing is shown , in the college research labs.

  2. rocketgas says:

    amercan is so awesome it leave me without words

  3. ilsm says:

    There will soon be anti-drone drones, responded to with anti-anti-drone systems.

    Like before they get ‘star wars’ to work there were anti-anti ABM systems in the 60′s……….

    ABM was anti ballistic missile, which both Soviets and US deployed in “agreed to limited quantity” in the 70′s. A fixed version of Patriot XXXX, which was not proven them either.

    And so it goes………………………..

  4. killben says:

    You really have to marvel at the ingenuity of human minds. I am sure people will come up with uses which have not been thought of as of now.

    Not difficult to envisage thousands if not hundreds of thousands of them on the air in any location at any given point of time. Which also means air traffic control could play a very important role in its success.

    Time to pick up shares of drone manufacturers as a long term investment!

  5. kaleberg says:

    Re: “Here is the video of the police shot by the Polish protesters:”

    Talk about how wild rumors start. I first started Googling to see if indeed there were any police shot by Polish protestors before I figured out what that sentence meant. I always seem to come down on the far side of any ambiguity.

    (I gather the protestors in Turkey were using a drone, but the police shot it down.)