Plenty of outside uses for drones (besides killing people in war) have popped up over the past couple of years. The unmanned aerial vehicles are being deployed to monitor crops, track malaria-carrying monkeys, and give us a rare glimpse at Chernobyl. But thanks to a staffing shortage, a restaurant chain in Singapore is bringing the flying robot machines inside to serve food and drinks. Welcome to the rise of drones as servers.
Edward Chia, the managing director of the Timbre Group, which runs several restaurants in Singapore, told BBC News that he plans to purchase 40 drones to work in six locations.