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2017 Will Be The Year Of Drones

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Why 2017 Will Be The Year Of Drones 2016 taught us a lot about drones and their potential to deliver benefits for consumers, communities, and businesses alike. Google and Chipotle tested burrito delivery on the campus of Virginia Tech, while cities nationwide turned to drones to help first responders, inspect bridges and roads, and monitor construction sites. We witnessed the…

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Patent Tips Bow and Arrow Proof Drones

File photo: Drones fly above smog blanketed Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina December 25, 2016. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

Amazon Patent Tips Bow and Arrow Proof Drones Besides government regulations, bad weather, weight restrictions, and all the other issues that plague Amazon’s budding drone delivery service, the company must also face the prospect of thieves shooting down drones to steal their packages. It’s a problem that Amazon has been working on since at least 2014, when it filed a…

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Drone Delivery Starts With an Obstacle Course

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Drone Delivery Starts With an Obstacle Course Crashes happen, but when they happen too often regulation brings the whole thing down. The world’s first drone deliveries have begun trial runs in the United Kingdom and the U.S. Once primarily used by militaries, small quadcopter and octocopter drones are now so commonplace they are for sale at home improvement stores and toy…

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Drones Delivering Mail In France

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Drones Delivering Mail In France – It’s In The Works It’s an experiment at first, but it’s happening. According to recent news articles, specifically the article France is going to let drones start delivering the mail, posted on Recode, the French postal service will soon allow drones to deliver the mail.  The new drone delivery program plans to carry parcels on…

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The US Doesn’t Want Drone Deliveries

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The US Doesn’t Want Drone Deliveries — So Amazon Took Them to England THREE YEARS AFTER CEO Jeff Bezos secured a massive dose of publicity with the announcement that Amazon was working on drone deliveries, that vision is a reality. First-ever #AmazonPrimeAir customer delivery is in the books. 13 min—click to delivery. Check out the video: https://t.co/Xl8HiQMA1S pic.twitter.com/5HGsmHvPlE — Jeff Bezos…

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Tech Giant Has Kicked Off Drone Delivery

An unmanned delivery helicopter of JD.com delivers express parcels to villagers on November 10, 2016 in Xi'An, Shaanxi Province of China. Credit: VCG—Getty Images

This Tech Giant Has Kicked Off Drone Delivery in Rural China It’s not Amazon. A Chinese company has just publicly launched its drone delivery service. JD.com has started a trial of the program in rural China, testing drop-offs outside of Beijing and in Jiangsu, Shaanxi, and Sichuan provinces, during the country’s “Singles’ Day” shopping festival this past Friday. “There have…

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Drone Delivery Program Hits Some Turbulence

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Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Program Hits Some Turbulence Ends delivery partnership with Starbucks. Google’s parent company and its ambitious drone delivery project appear to have hit some turbulence. Alphabet’s Project Wing drone project has cut staff, instituted a hiring freeze, and axed a partnership with coffee-chain Starbucks, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. Alphabet and Starbucks are said to have tested a drone delivery…

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Flirtey drones deliver socks

Flirtey drones deliver socks from the sky at Menlo Ventures’ annual partner meeting

Flirtey drones deliver socks from the sky at Menlo Ventures’ annual partner meeting Article Source: Lora Kolodny via Tech Crunch Around the world, drones have been delivering life-saving drugs and blood to clinics, and contrarily tasty treats like burritos, pizza, and Slurpees to homes or campuses. Civilian drones have also conducted countless surveys of farms, construction sites, and surveillance around venues with…

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drones will find landing spots using symbols

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Jeff Bezos: Amazon drones will find landing spots using symbols printed out by customers Article Source: MONICA NICKELSBURG via Geek Wire Amazon’s delivery drones will be able to fly up to 20 miles at speeds faster than 50 mph, and find their landing spots via symbols that customers will print out on their computers and place outside. “You just need a landing field,” said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos…

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