Amazon looking to start doing deliveries by drone

2 December 2013

Amazon are hoping that they won't have to deal with pesky humans who complain about their working conditions by doing deliveries by drones.

During a TV appearance, Amazon bigwig Jeff Bezos played a video showing the little flying robot (an octocopter if you prefer) picking up goods in little buckets and scooting them through the air for delivery.

Of course, people are already mocking the idea, as seen below.


"I know this looks like science fiction. It's not," said Bezos. "We can do half-hour delivery ... and we can carry objects, we think, up to five pounds (2.3kg), which covers 86% of the items that we deliver. It's very green... better than driving trucks around."

These flying machines can cover areas within a 10-mile radius of a distribution centres and Amazon think they can implement this within the next 5 years. Naturally, there's a lot of safety issues to resolve, but these octocopters would be "ready to enter commercial operations as soon as the necessary regulations are in place."

The retailer already have a name for the service too: Amazon Prime Air. What do you make of it all?

[image: QuantumPirate]

1 comment

    I think Yodel have been doing this for a while as i've had parcels that appear to have been dropped from several thousand feet.

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