Looks like Twitter is also up in the drone game like Facebook, Amazon, and Google.However, it’s definitely not for delivery. The company filed a patent for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of taking photos and videos and releasing them through user’s Twitter accounts. The patent was filed in June this year and became available a few days ago.
According to Twitter, the UAV that is connected to a messaging platform, carries a camera and receives commands after sending the data from that camera. You can select the pictures and videos received from the UAV and place them in messages broadcast by an account associated with the UAV. It also comes with some controllable elements like UAV location, camera orientation, camera subject, UAV-mounted lighting, a UAV-mounted display, a UAV-mounted projector, a detachable payload,and UAV-mounted speakers. It may also come with a display screen and a microphone to help with telepresence and video interview capabilities. This may sound a bit weird, but it’s still an aspirant concept from Twitter.
This year Twitter has launched Periscope, its live streaming app. There is a possibility that the company could use the drones in order to capture and broadcast live events through this app. The company declined to comment on possible rollout plans for the drones. However, one spokesperson from Twitter only commented, “Two words: drone selfies.”