Skyler & ChowChow Yummy
Today was going to be a big day, Skyler just didn’t know it yet. She worked for “ChowChow Yummy”, one the of the largest organic pet food manufacturers in the country. The company specialized in creating customized meal plans for picky pets. Weekly meals were cooked and assembled at the plant, and then packaged and shipped straight to the pet’s home. National Pet Day was just around the corner and orders were booming as owners prepared to spoil their fur-babies with special meals!
Skyler was a drone data coordinator at the ChowChow Yummy factory. Her job was to oversee the fleets of drones that flew around the facility delivering raw ingredients to the Robo-Chefs (3D printers that produced the custom meals for each digital order). Thousands of drones buzzed through the airspace of the factory dancing around each other in perfect synchronicity. If it weren’t for Skyler, these drones would be a mess. She carefully oversaw the flights to make sure that the routes were optimized. She monitored power consumption and recharging at the centralized solar-power-bump so that no drone would run out of battery mid-flight. She even spot-checked production quality using the drones’ connected camera system.
With a warm cup of coffee in her hand, Skyler settled into her control station for the morning and adjusted her tele-goggles. As she tightened the headstrap, she noticed a small red alarm blinking in the corner of the heads–up-display, “ERROR 325 – CHF 25 MFLG.”
“Hmm… looks like one of the Robo-Chefs is having trouble again,” She said to herself. She wanted to take a closer look. She released the lock on her desktop joystick and slid it in front of her. With a few quick voice commands, she took manual control of a nearby drone and steered it closer to the malfunctioning Robo-Chef. What she saw surprised her…