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1. (WO2017172471) APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AERIAL ANIMAL FOOD DELIVERY

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/172471    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/023732
Publication Date: Fri Oct 06 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Mar 24 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01K 5/02
A01K 5/00
B64C 27/08
B64C 39/02
B64D 1/02
B64D 1/08
Applicants: WALMART APOLLO, LLC
Inventors: JONES, Nathan G.
HIGH, Donald R.
Title: APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AERIAL ANIMAL FOOD DELIVERY
Abstract:
Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for providing aerial animal food delivery. In one embodiment, a system for providing aerial animal food delivery comprises: an unmanned aerial vehicle, an animal food container coupled to the unmanned aerial vehicle, the animal food container being configured to hold animal food during transport by the unmanned aerial vehicle, and a central computer system communicatively coupled to the unmanned aerial vehicle, the central computer system being configured to: instruct the unmanned aerial vehicle to travel to a service location at a service time with the animal food container and instruct a release of the animal food from the animal food container in an unpackaged form at the service location such that the animal food is accessible to and edible by one or more animals upon release.