Dad creates video-equipped quadrocopter to walk son to the bus stop

By Shawn Knight
Nov 30, 2012
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,876   +1,526

    I'm just hoping the whole concept doesn't catch on. Do you realize what an enormous waste of time and money it would be to to have fleets of drones floating above the head of every child on the path to a school.?The FAA and NTSB would be out on a daily basis investigating the crashes.

    Well that, and Apple would patent their model and sue every other manufacturer on the planet for infringement.

    If this child is indeed so "special needs" then have them drive the school bus up your front lawn, so he doesn't get lost on the way to it.

    Look Damien, walk toward the big yellow thing right over there, parked on the petunias

    And then too, you should probably insist on seeing the results of a daily breathalyzer exam on the bus driver, before our future emperor hops on board...;)
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,060   +2,557

    The "Jury has Spoken" and the trial has not started yet!!

    I'm getting out of this thread, there is too many AS-SH-OLES here judging something they know nothing about.
    • I'm not gonna call the man lazy because I don't know if he is. Everyone is lazy, the question is just how much so are they.
    • I'm not gonna say the man should have bought a pre-built if his hobby is to build. (geez, I didn't buy a pre-built PC)
    • I'm not gonna call the kid incompetent because I don't know the kid. Apparently the father has a little faith in the kid why don't you?
    • There are 5 year olds that are brighter than some adults, is this one of those kids?
    • If a kidnapper gets it in their head they want your kid, they will get your kid with or without you walking them. In a day and age where cameras are everywhere, a kidnapper would be stupid to leave trace clues behind on ground zero.
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  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,876   +1,526

    So, this means you're not going to hang out here with me, and help satirize the whole "non-issue"?
  4. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    Don't worry, there's plenty of other imbeciles cynics here to carry on the bad work....
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,876   +1,526

    Thanks for ringing in........
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,060   +2,557

    I see that was directed at me. You know what I don't care, I'm not even gonna report it.

  7. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +27

    No, I promise it was a joke on myself (or anyone else) bothering to continue such a pointless chat - if offence was caused, please accept my genuine apology, I was ONLY trying to be amusing (sorry, failed!) :oops:
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,876   +1,526

    Well now, I don't really think this is pointless! Lindsay Lohan could benefit greatly from advances in this technology. Or, the prosecution will have video evidence of her transgressions. I suppose it could go either way.

    In either case, that would place this story where it belongs, on "Access Hollywood"!
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,060   +2,557

    Sorry for the misinterpretation, so the joke continues.
  10. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,130   +188

    there are times when you have to let go... like training your kid to walk on his own...

    but the statement in the article says:
    "when it’s cold outside during the winter, it can certainly be an inconvenience."
    " to escort his kid to the bus stop – right from the comfort of his home."
    is walking your kid during a cold weather an inconvenience?

    I am not a suspicious person but perhaps the dad in the article is here. :)

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