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Amazon is thinking about using its delivery drones to scan your house to sell you more stuff

Amazon’s ambitions to build a fleet of self-flying delivery drones will have an interesting side-effect: They will create unimaginable quantities of data. Aerial footage, mapping data, flight patterns, number-crunching analysis, and more — autonomous vehicles produce vast reams of data, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Amazon patents idea of delivery drones with robotic wings and legs to help it land

Amazon has been awarded two patents in which it outlines propellers with robotic adjustable wingtips and legs that act as landing gears to help drones touch down on uneven surfaces. The e-commerce giant’s latest idea describes an “adjustable landing-gear extension” … Continue reading

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Amazon’s “Mothership”: Retailer Gets Patent for Mega-Drone

What happens when you connect a flock of flying drones? You get a “collective unmanned aerial vehicle” that’s capable of lifting heavier burdens and flying greater distances than smaller drones can, according to a patent recently granted to online retailer … Continue reading

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