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A Look Back At The Drone Industry In 2017

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Let’s Take A Look Back At The Drone Industry In 2017 As we look back on stories and videos of 2017 (and some of our old favorites), the UAV Expert News team wants to wish you a very happy new year and thank you for working with us over the years. We are all entrepreneurs here, working to support our families…

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Will This Amazon Drone Self Destruct?

Amazon patents self-destructing drone that falls apart in an emergencyAmazon

Will This Amazon Drone Self Destruct In An Emergency? Recent news reports indicate that Amazon has patented a self-destructing drone that falls apart in an emergency. One of the big worries about delivery drones is what happens if something goes wrong mid-delivery? We don’t want people’s parcels (or the drones carrying them) falling from the sky, causing damage and injury. Well, Amazon thinks…

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New Trump Policy Leads To More Drone Testing?

New Trump Policy Leads To More Drone TestingOlivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images

New Trump Policy Leads To More Drone Testing For Amazon and Google In U.S. Cities According to an article published by Recode, it looks tech giants like Google and Amazon, could soon partner and begin testing drones in more cities and states thanks to a new policy put forward by President Donald Trump. These and other experiments still must obtain the…

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Walmart Wants to Take on Amazon

Walmart Wants to Take on Amazon With Flying WarehousesGetty Images

Walmart Wants to Take on Amazon With Flying Warehouses Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has opened a new front in its battle with Amazon.com Inc. The world’s largest retailer has applied for a U.S. patent for a floating warehouse that could make deliveries via drones, which would bring products from the aircraft down to shoppers’ homes. The blimp-style machine would fly at heights between 500…

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Drone Delivery Hive Coming Soon

Is The Drone Delivery Hive Coming Soon From Amazon?Amazon

Is The Drone Delivery Hive Coming Soon From Amazon? Amazon files a patent for multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles. Amazon has made the next leap toward a future reality in which drones drop recently-ordered goodies off in your yard, filing a patent for a “multi-level fulfillment center for unmanned aerial vehicles” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The…

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Cargo Deliveries via Drones

Cargo Deliveries via Drones In The Amazon RainforestDrone Girl

Cargo Deliveries via Drones In The Amazon Rainforest Drones still have a number of hoops to fly through before drone delivery becomes widespread in the U.S. But in Peru’s Amazon rainforest, drones are making cargo deliveries of anti-venom medication to remote villages. WeRobotics, a group that carries out robotic-related social good projects around the world, is testing drone delivery of…

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Amazon Patents Drones With New Feature

Amazon patents drones with telescoping landing legs and foldable propellers

Amazon patents drones with telescoping landing legs and foldable propellers Amazon’s inventors are taking a page from Inspector Gadget’s playbook to design drones with adjustable landing legs and reconfigurable propellers. Those two design tricks are the focus of patents issued today. It’s hard to say whether they’ll become features on Amazon’s delivery drones, still in development. But surely there’s a…

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Anti-Venom Drone Delivery In Amazon

Anti-Venom Drone Delivery for Amazonian snakebites

Anti-Venom Drone Delivery for Amazonian snakebites In the thick Amazonian rainforest, moving goods around is tough going. Remote communities in this part of the world often rely on boats and winding river networks to get things to people in need, one of which is anti-venom in the event of a snake bite. WeRobotics, a non-profit that seeks to deploy robotics…

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Drone Delivery Plan Includes Package

Amazon’s new drone delivery plan includes package parachutes

Amazon’s new drone delivery plan includes package parachutes Amazon’s latest patent filing just dropped When it comes to drones, Amazon seems to have no shortage of ideas. In December, The Verge reported that Amazon filed a patent for a flying airship warehouse designed to expedite drone deliveries. Although it may not be as wild as an airship, CNN reports that…

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