Amazon drone delivery – any issues? Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months.

The new device takes off vertically, then tilts to fly horizontally like a plane. It also features artificial intelligence, using a suite of sensors the company said will allow it to fly robotically without threatening traditional aircraft or people on the ground.

9 comments for “Amazon drone delivery – any issues?

  1. Luther Burgsvik
    June 8, 2019 at 07:11

    I guess with the streets of LA covered with increasing amounts of poo and criminal gangs using air couriers instead of ground couriers is probably the way to go…

    • June 8, 2019 at 07:28

      Problem for me is there’s not way to deliver it, except by hand – letting it drop outside our place is a recipe for non-delivery.

      • Luther Burgsvik
        June 8, 2019 at 08:00

        That is true. The inability to place it in a pre-existing safe space which a drone couldn’t possibly interact with. It’s the importance of the human factor I suppose. An old blogger Bob Wallace once remarked that self-drive cars will never really replace regular taxis because of the multitude of problems that only a living breathing person could solve (like carrying an OAP’s heavy shopping up to their front door).

  2. Bill
    June 8, 2019 at 08:49

    Toothpaste delivery for ducks sake.

    What’s the bloody asteroid waiting for.

  3. Distant Relative
    June 8, 2019 at 08:57

    Amazon drones flying high
    Dropping toothpaste from the sky.
    Angry man wipes his eye,
    Shouts “That bloody hurts!”

  4. dearieme
    June 8, 2019 at 12:20

    Will farmers sue them for scaring their beasts?

  5. The Kaigat Of Wands
    June 8, 2019 at 14:38

    Beats skeet shooting, I wonder if they’ll fire back when threatened………..

  6. Bruce Charlton
    June 8, 2019 at 17:42

    Like All new technologies being officially-promoted, whatever the Supposed function, the reality is It’s About Surveillance.

  7. james wilson
    June 8, 2019 at 19:25

    Yeah… Murphy’s Law has never seen a field so ripe for opportunity, but the first time Bozo himself or a Faceborg or Goolagle executive gets drone bombed they are going to rethink this.

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