After first testing the idea of using drones to deliver packages to extra remote locations, UPS is making its move into more residential skies with octocopters that can be launched from roving trucks. [More]
These days, it seems like you can’t turn around without bumping into news about drones or electric vehicles. Mercedes has combined those two trendy topics with one vehicle it’s working on: an electric delivery van outfitted with two small pilotless aircraft capable of carrying small items to their final destination. [More]
When we talk about deliveries by drone, usually the items traveling from one place to another are relatively frivolous, like flowers, takeout orders, beer, and the occasional appetizer. A company expanding into this country plans to deliver things that are even more life-saving than mozzarella sticks, though: it will use drones to bring blood for transfusion and medicine to remote areas. [More]
Two years after Amazon debuted its delivery drone to the masses, the e-commerce giant is back with a new demo video showing the company’s latest prototype for its Prime Air unmanned aerial vehicle.
In the race to fill the skies with commercial drones, Google X Labs, the technology research arm of newly-formed company Alphabet, is throwing a potential date for when it could possibly start operating a drone delivery powered by its own drones: packages could be falling from above by 2017, says the company’s drone project leader.
Is it sometimes inconvenient and/or annoying to await the arrival of a package at home, or have it sent to your place of work? Yes. Do you want a drone finding your location via smartphone and dropping a package wherever you happen to be? Perhaps, though we can see some settings where Amazone’s idea for its delivery drones might get a bit awkward.
Not content to sit idly by while the likes of Amazon, UPS, DHL, and others work to bring about the inevitable robot apocalypse, Google announced last night that it too is getting into the delivery-drones-of-doom game with its Project Wing flying machines. [More]