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Amazon's drone-parachute delivery patent


21 Feb, 2017 11:00 am

Amazon has filed a patent for a technology that will allow drones to drop  and guide their packages from the sky, rather than landing on the ground to deliver them.


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In the documents filed with the US Patent Office, Amazon describes an artificial intelligence (AI)-controlled system that operates in the place of a human pilot and remotely controls the delivery of packages to their final destination.

Amazon indicates that it will rely on RF receivers, controllers, and locking devices on the packages instead of sensors for the autonomous deliveries. The system will also likely rely on parachutes and steering devices, but could potentially use magnets and spring coils for the final design.

Amazon's solution could serve as a more energy-efficient and safer alternative to drones that would otherwise land and leave packages amid potential hazards such as children, pets, and other obstacles in home and business delivery zones. The system would also help the company to more easily meet strict governmental regulations for drone flights.  

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