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Griff 300 Octocopter Carries You And Friend

The Griff 300 octocopter can care 500 pounds of passenger for 45 minutes of flight time. It weighs just 165 pounds.


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The drone is controlled via radio remote control from the ground. Those with the extra cash also have the option of adding a mobile control station, which allows for the drone to be controlled in the first-person view. The drone also has a variety of other add-ons that make it suitable for a number of applications, including search and rescue or firefighting.

I think that the tin cabbie from James Blish's 1957 story Cities in Flight is a pretty good prediction of the Griff:

The cab came floating down out of the sky at the intersection and maneuvered itself to rest at the curb next to them with a finicky precision. There was, of course, nobody in it; like everything else in the world requiring an IQ of less than 150, it was computer-controlled...

The cab was an egg-shaped bubble of light metals and plastics, painted with large red-and-white checkers, with a row of windows running all around it. Inside, there were two seats for four people, a speaker grille, and that was all: no controls and no instruments...
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