[sg16-avd] Amazon testing 'octocopter' package-delivery drones

Botzko, Stephen Stephen.Botzko at polycom.com
Mon Dec 2 14:57:43 EST 2013


These of course are not piloted by humans, they are envisioning autonomous vehicles.  Here is another link which includes a short video: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/171879-amazon-unveils-30-minute-prime-air-quadcopter-delivery-service-but-its-completely-impractical

Extremetech loves the vision, but they see practical issues in the near term.

Here is Simon’s use case: http://www.gizmag.com/dominos-domicopter-pizza-delivery/27814/ A concept video from Domino’s Pizza UK.

Stephen

From: sg16-avd-bounces at lists.packetizer.com [mailto:sg16-avd-bounces at lists.packetizer.com] On Behalf Of Paul E. Jones
Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2013 9:31 PM
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Subject: [sg16-avd] Amazon testing 'octocopter' package-delivery drones

WP1/16 Experts,

During the most recent meeting where we talked about conferencing robots, we talked about a class of robots like these:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57614166-93/amazon-testing-octocopter-package-delivery-drones/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-unveils-futuristic-plan-delivery-by-drone/

I found it interesting that this was revealed so soon after our meeting.  I doubt there is a connection, but I nonetheless thought you might be interested in getting a glimpse of what is in the works.

Paul

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