Chipotle Turns to Flying Robots for Burrito Delivery

September 8, 2016

It’s a pilot-free pilot program to test drone delivery

The dreams of every hungry college student hang in the balance later this month when a new method of food delivery gets put to the test at Virginia Tech. A partnership between the university, Google’s parent company Alphabet, and the beleaguered fast-casual burrito chain Chipotle will offer customers drone delivery of burritos, but only for a few weeks, Bloomberg reports.

The drones will track the condition of the food upon arrival.

This is a big step for unmanned delivery in the U.S., and not just for food delivery. The operation, dubbed “Project Wing,”