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Amazon’s talking delivery drone would ask for help if it fell out of the sky

What’s nice about Amazon’s new drone patent is the prospect of having a little chat with your aerial-delivery vehicle when it’s dropping off your new camera. What’s not so nice is Amazon’s recognition that drones carrying consumer goods are going … Continue reading

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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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