A grocery store in New York’s Manhattan neighborhood is using drones to deliver fresh caribbeans to customers.
The delivery drone, dubbed Caribbean Mallorca, is equipped with a camera and camera-like tracking system.
It uses its onboard camera to see the shoppers’ facial expressions, so it can tell them exactly what they’re buying.
Customers can take a picture of the drone’s camera with their smartphone, and it sends the data to a mobile app.
The app, which is free to use, allows shoppers to place orders and collect their rewards.
“We were able to really capture the essence of the customer,” said Caribbeans store owner Kevin Gershon.
“We can tell what their expectations are, how they’re feeling, how excited they are.”
The store uses a camera on the drone to measure its distance from the customers’ heads, so customers can see their face when they take a photo.
Customers can choose between different caribbines, like red, yellow and blue, depending on what they want.
A variety of flavors are also available for purchase.
The store is currently in the process of adding drones to the fleet, and customers can order from their smartphones.