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Twitter looking to develop drones controlled by tweets

  • Social media giant
    Twitter has filed a patent for a drone capable of being controlled by tweets
    and posting videos to social media on its own,
    CNBC reported.
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  • Last year, the
    company applied for a patent, which became available Thursday, for a

    • Social media giant
      Twitter has filed a patent for a drone capable of being controlled by tweets
      and posting videos to social media on its own,
      CNBC reported.
    •  
    • Last year, the
      company applied for a patent, which became available Thursday, for a
      “messaging-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle”. According to the patent,
      the drone would have the standard features of recording and transmitting
      videos, and would be able to post these to a Twitter feed.
    •  
    • The drone would also
      be able to be controlled by “commands embedded in messages and directed towards
      an account associated with the UAV,” or by sending tweets to the vehicle.
    •  
    • Twitter said that
      there would be ways to use likes, retweets, and replies to control the drone’s
      direction or what it ends up recording. The tech company also mentions
      telepresence and live video interview capabilities.
    •  
    • When asked for
      comment by
      CNBC, a Twitter
      representative said, “Two words: drone selfies.”
    •  
    • The patent comes
      after Twitter earlier this year unveiled Periscope, an app that allows users to
      stream live video from their smartphones.
    •  
    • Amazon and Google are
      currently developing drones to make speedy personal deliveries.

     

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