This does not seem safe.
Image: via Marquee Las Vegas
Flying robots, a heavy bucket of glass bottles and ice, a pool, and drunken revelers doesn't seem like the safest of combinations—but that's what you'll get at Las Vegas' Marquee Dayclub, which has just started drone delivery bottle service.
While certainly cool, it is not what we'd call safe. That's for both obvious reasons—just wait until someone tries to grab the octocopter—and the less obvious: removing a full bottle of alcohol from the bucket quickly throws off the weight, which makes the thing unstable. A group of people interested in drone law said as much on Facebook, where I came across the video:
Image: Facebook screenshot
Considering that the drone isn't likely to run into any planes 10 feet above a Vegas pool, it's unclear if the Federal Aviation Administration is going to get involved in this case—but stranger things have happened. I've reached out to them to see if they've contacted the Marquee.
In any case, the partiers sure seem to be having fun, and people getting drone delivery can probably afford to go to the hospital if they get a bit banged up—it's only available to groups who have dropped $20,000 or more on liquor.