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Self-isolating man uses drone to walk his dog

By T.K. Randall
March 25, 2020 · Comment icon 14 comments

This is one way of taking your dog for a walk. Image Credit: Instagram / vakis78
Some people have found ingenious new ways of carrying out everyday tasks without going near other people.
In the second movie of the 'Back to the Future' trilogy, Marty visits the futuristic year of 2015 where, among others things, we see a dog being walked down the street by an autonomous floating leash.

While we haven't quite caught up with this idea in 2020, one social media user - Vakis Demetriou -recently revealed the next best thing - a video showing him walking his dog using a drone.
Taking full advantage of the tools available to him at a time when going out isn't an option, Vakis, who hails from Cyprus, decided to tie the dog's lead to a small remote-controlled drone and have it walk the animal down the street outside his house while he controlled it from his garden.

While the practically of doing this on a daily basis is questionable, it at least demonstrates that the idea of having a machine take over dog-walking duties is not all that far-fetched.

"Stay home to be safe but don't forget your dog's happiness," he wrote.

Source: New Zealand Herald | Comments (14)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam 3 years ago
My cocker would have that drone wrapped round a tree and my westie would bark at it constantly. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by acute 3 years ago
Steal the dog, Get a free drone!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year 3 years ago
And hilarity would ensue should a cat cross the dogs path.
Comment icon #8 Posted by freetoroam 3 years ago
You steal my dog you will get a free head chop. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot 3 years ago
It's funny but what's the point? I believe that he is just one lazy b******  If dog is out it's the same thing regardless of who walks it, drone or the owner. I wont stop walks with my dog regardless of situation.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Desertrat56 3 years ago
There would have to be a robot along to pick up the poop.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Golden Duck 3 years ago
So... all-in-all, a s... idea
Comment icon #12 Posted by jowasmus 3 years ago
This funny. Love the idea. Even if it's not practical for everybody, it works fine for him & the dog is happy. It's all good...until it isn't
Comment icon #13 Posted by TrikeTrash 3 years ago
Dog walking - recipes... Don't underestimate what you're seeing. The technology currently developing in fpv drones and the like could very well be the equivalent of the development of the pc way back in 1979. And everyone knows how that ended up!
Comment icon #14 Posted by Jon the frog 3 years ago
If a firetruck goes by, it's all over...

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