UAVs used to deliver beer in Minnesota

March 25, 2014

Minnesota brewing company Lakemaid Beer recently posted a video on YouTube that showed a vision-enabled UAV navigating to an ice fishing hut to drop off a 12-pack of Lakemaid's Winter Lager. While there is no official ruling that UAV delivery is illegal, Lakemaid was still given a cease and desist order from the FAA. What do you think? In a relatively unpopulated area like where these folks were ice fishing, it would seem that UAVs or UAV deliveries wouldn't pose a huge risk, but maybe I am overlooking something here. Check out the UAV in action here.

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James Carroll

Since joining the team 2013, James covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles for each issue of the magazine, James managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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