“Using drones to deliver packages to our yards has long piqued the interest of some consumers and tech companies as a way to speed a process that can take days to one that happens in minutes. But a new Google patent reveals that before the tech giant makes drone delivery a reality, it wants to solve the problem of how to fly drones safely in yards without endangering pets or other potential obstacles.
Earlier this week Google received a patent for a system in which a hovering drone would lower goods into a cart, which would then transport the package to a safe holding spot, such as in a garage. This would lessen the potential for some backyard calamities.”
By: Matt McFarland | January 28, 2016 | Washington Post
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