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Ben & Jerry’s Is Testing a Drone Delivery System for Ice Cream

February 6th 20__Kristin Houser__Filed Under: Robots & Machines
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Soaring Sweets

Soon, you might not have to go to the nearest grocery store to satisfy your ice cream craving. Your ice cream could come to you — via a drone.

On Tuesday, drone startup Terra Drone Europe announced that it had partnered with Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, to test a drone delivery system for the ice cream maker’s beloved ice cream cups.

Dessert Via Drone

Terra Drone demonstrated how the ice cream delivery system would work at a recent Unilever investor event, according to a press release.

For the demo, Terra fitted a multi-copter drone with a special container designed to house three of Ben & Jerry’s 72-gram mini cups. After loading up the container, Terra Drone showed how the drone could fly a predetermined path within the Unilever facility.

Half Baked

The next step in the partnership will see Terra Drone delivering Ben & Jerry’s to people in New York, according to the press release.

However, the release doesn’t say when those deliveries might kick off, or whether they’ll be statewide or limited to just certain parts of New York. Neither Unilever nor Ben & Jerry’s responded to PC Mag’s request for comment on the program, either.

That means that, for now, we’ll just have to be satisfied with the knowledge that ice cream will reportedly be zipping around overhead somewhere in New York at some point in time.

READ MORE: Drones May One Day Deliver Your Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream [PC Mag]

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