Amazon Unveils Flying Robot Drones [VIDEO]

Tech News | Drones

Recently Amazon has announced something that has sounds like something out of a sci-movie. CEO Jeff Bezos the future of packaging delivery, a flying robot drone. Just the thought of what our future sky’s will look like just blows my mind. But Jeff  reveals the technology in an interview with 60 Minutes and shows us how it works. When a customer orders a product and selects drone delivery, the package is picked up from one of Amazon’s warehouses and flown to a customer up to 10 miles away from the warehouse.

The drones will be fully robotic and will find their delivery locations by GPS. The drone can carry up to 5 lbs, but this covers 86% of the products sold by Amazon“In urban areas, you could actually cover very significant portions of the population. And so, it won’t work for everything; you know, we’re not gonna deliver kayaks or table saws this way,” said Jeff

But he did say that, “I don’t want anybody to think this is just around the corner. This is years of additional work from this point,” . The project can’t go live any earlier than 2018, when the FAA is expected to approve rules for the drones. While the drone in the video seems noisy, it can’t be denied that 30-minute delivery would be very convenient, and because the drones run on electricity, it would be a greener delivery vehicle than a truck. Amazon is no stranger to using technological innovations to get ahead. It make one excited for whats to come. watch this space.