Are Tweeting Drones On The Approach?
In right now’s episode of “boring patents…wait, WHAT ARE THOSE???”, it appears like Twitter filed a patent for messaging with or from, or each, an unmanned car in June of this yr. It was simply revealed a number of days in the past. It’s in all probability one thing that was put collectively at a hackathon and somebody at Twitter stated “hey that’s cool let’s patent it.”
Right here’s the primary description from the patent:
An unmanned aerial car (UAV) carries a digital camera, sends knowledge from the digital camera, and receives instructions. The UAV is related to a messaging platform. Footage or video clips acquired from the UAV are chosen and positioned in messages broadcast by an account related to the UAV. Video footage from the digital camera is stay-streamed in a card-sort message. Account holders of the messaging platform might management the UAV with instructions embedded in messages and directed in the direction of an account related to the UAV. Controllable parts of the UAV embrace UAV location, digital camera orientation, digital camera topic, UAV-mounted lighting, a UAV-mounted show, a UAV-mounted projector, UAV-mounted audio system, and a removable payload. UAV management could also be decided via democratic means. Some UAV performance could also be triggered by way of aggregated engagements on the messaging platform. The UAV might embrace a show display and/or a microphone to offer for telepresence or interview performance.
So perhaps, simply perhaps, you would tweet out instructions in your drone…it takes a selfie, or no matter else you’d need to do after which wam, it’s shared out into the world.
Feels like one thing that may be rad at a sporting occasion or live performance.
We’ve reached out to Twitter for remark. Additionally, keep in mind to register your drone.