Amazon Visualizes Speedy Home Delivery From Cylindrical Towers

A new patent application filed by Amazon outlines the company’s vision for vertical cylindrical structures that will enable drones to deliver customer purchases directly to their homes. The tall, multileveled buildings would receive truck delivery on the ground level and through robotic manipulations then transport customer orders to drones sitting on their launch pads on each floor of this high rise; each drone would then fly off and make home deliveries.

This is like a vision of life in the space age; remember The Jetsons? While this all sounds a little like a futuristic comic book tale, it’s actually a present day, 2017, plan under consideration at Amazon. Amazon management submitted the patent because it wants to speed up home delivery as a competitive edge …

Forbes | June 26, 2017

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