"We're planning on having a consumer product sometime in the near future," Parekh explained in the video. "Everyone will have a pet robot just following them around or used as a little pet butler, taking a picture, tweeting pictures of you and your friends on your behalf."
He added: "There's also personal safety applications, ya know, if you're walking down the street and need to call for assistance, you have this flying robot with you that can pay attention to what's going on. It can help you out in case you're getting mugged. We wouldn't want to build it to actually attack people, but it could call the police or something like that."
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While it's very easy to see the benevolent applications of the Pet Drone, it's just as easy to imagine its potential for malevolence, especially when any type of "following" is involved. All dystopian visions aside, let's assume the Pet Drone will be a helpful, well-intentioned addition to the future and that it will, in the very least, bless us all with even more wicked awesome videos of daredevils jumping off skyscrapers.