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Watch a drone walk a dog
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Unless there’s a hurricane passing through the neighborhood, I find walking my dogs to be a lovely, simple pleasure. They get to romp in the park and meet other pooches while I clear my head and breathe some much-needed fresh air. But forget these picturesque scenes: As with every other task that requires a human pilot, it’s time to start using drones for this.
However staged this video of a golden retriever being walked by a remotely piloted AR Drone really is, there’s no denying that lazier pet owners would be willing to give it a try. Especially if engineers devise a way for it to pick up dog poop. (Retractable claw, maybe?)
Sadly, we’ve yet to see a drone that can keep your cat from clawing the furniture.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'