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Self-isolating man uses drone to walk his dog

Posted on Wednesday, 25 March, 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)

Tags: Dog, Drone

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam on 24 March, 2020, 8:11
My cocker would have that drone wrapped round a tree and my westie would bark at it constantly. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by acute on 24 March, 2020, 11:28
Steal the dog, Get a free drone!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Buzz_Light_Year on 24 March, 2020, 12:11
And hilarity would ensue should a cat cross the dogs path.
Comment icon #8 Posted by freetoroam on 24 March, 2020, 12:29
You steal my dog you will get a free head chop. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 24 March, 2020, 13:27
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 on 24 March, 2020, 15:29
There would have to be a robot along to pick up the poop.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Golden Duck on 24 March, 2020, 22:50
So... all-in-all, a s... idea
Comment icon #12 Posted by jowasmus on 25 March, 2020, 13:30
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 on 26 March, 2020, 3:55
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 on 27 March, 2020, 1:47
If a firetruck goes by, it's all over...

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