Project Wing—a unit of Google's parent company Alphabet, Inc.—is conducting an experimental service that has drones bringing food to customers. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. and Virginia Tech also partnered in the venture.
"Food was selected as the demonstration cargo because it's a challenge. The devices hover overhead and lower the Chipotle edibles [to their customers] with a winch," explains Bloomberg.
The idea is cool, but the cost may not be so attractive.
"Most of it is as you'd expected. There's a drone, and it's delivering burritos. But receiving those airborne burritos doesn't come cheap," reports Gizmodo.
Cost of the Chipotle meals being delivered ranges from $6.50 to $7.50 (around P310 to P358). Up to two set meals can be delivered per drone flight. Plus, a delivery fee of $5.99 (around P286).
Gizmodo pointed out that "the argument that drone delivery would significantly cut back on costs doesn't seem to be holding up, at least not for the customer."
But, as Roanoke Times reporter Jacob Demmitt tweeted, "Whatever—all in the name of science."