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Amazon Drone Delivery: Why It’s Not Crazy



When is a drone not a drone? When it’s a robot, which technically describes Amazon‘s just-unveiled Prime Air delivery vehicles. Made to fly and deliver packages autonomously, the devices make decisions on their own about how to fly and where to land — no human operator required.

At least that’s Amazon’s vision of the service, which won’t go online for at least a couple of years. Before they make any deliveries outside of test flights, Amazon must wait — along with everyone else interested in using drones for commercial purposes — for the FAA to set the rules and regulations for civilian drones. Even then, there are a host of issues that some say could delay Amazon’s robotic flight of fancy for decades. Read more…

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