UAV208 The Bladeless Drone

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UAV208 The Bladeless Drone
UAV208 The Bladeless Drone

An Edgar Herrera design concept for a bladeless drone.

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Amazon Patents Mobile Drone Repair and Launch Workstations from Trains, Trailers, and Shipping Containers
Amazon Patents Mobile Drone Repair and Launch Workstations from Trains, Trailers, and Shipping Containers

Amazon’s commitment to delivery drones hasn’t diminished. The silicon valley giant has recently filed a patent for ground-based mobile maintenance facilities for UAVs.The patent covers a broad swath of possible locations in which the mobile maintenance facilities can be attached to such as locomotives, container ships, road tractors. The facilities will double as launch andRead more… #quadcopters #drones

All Aboard the Drone Train: Amazon’s Newest Patent for Drone Delivery
All Aboard the Drone Train: Amazon’s Newest Patent for Drone Delivery

Amazon‘s latest patent for “intermodal vehicles” fits in another piece to the drone delivery puzzle.  The patent describes container boxes transported by train, truck or container ship that could launch delivery drones – or, as the patent points out, receive deliveries. Amazon’s plans for drone delivery aren’t just a cute method of getting items to […]

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Keeping up with the drones | Victoria Coren Mitchell
Keeping up with the drones | Victoria Coren Mitchell

Amazon’s plan to keep an eye on us will add to our shame about imperfect, messy lives Amazon has got a new wheeze! The internet giant has had a patent granted for the next generation of drones: these won’t justRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Terminator speaker uses Amazon Alexa to let you talk to your future robot masters
Terminator speaker uses Amazon Alexa to let you talk to your future robot masters

One of the fastest rising voice-controlled assistants, Amazon’s Alexa, just got a new face, and it makes perfect, terrifying sense: It’s the Terminator. To be specific, it’s the metal face of Skynet’s robot apocalypse in the form of the TerminatorRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Amazon has quietly introduced a cool delivery feature
Amazon has quietly introduced a cool delivery feature

Amazon is quietly stepping up its delivery service game by unveiling The Hub, a new locker service designed for apartment blocks and multi-tenant dwellings.  SEE ALSO: Amazon Prime Day: Amazon’s not-so-secret plan to rule the retail world The company alreadyRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Why Won’t Amazon’s Drone Tether Swing?
Why Won’t Amazon’s Drone Tether Swing?

The video of Amazon landing a delivery drone on a happy father’s front lawn has made the rounds, but Amazon is hedging its technology footprint and pursuing tether delivery by drone as well. This patent application is about the flawless final step of delivery, dropping the item at its destination. Apparently, it’s not as easy as it sounds. As the drone is lowering its item, it can encounter unexpected gusts of wind and the item […]Read more… #quadcopters #drones

Your Roomba could be selling maps of your home to Google, Amazon, and Apple
Your Roomba could be selling maps of your home to Google, Amazon, and Apple

Remember Roomba, the cute robotic vacuum cleaner who’s been navigating around your house for years?  SEE ALSO: Live your best life with the help of these 9 robots Well, its creator, iRobot, has hinted it may be selling Roomba-derived mapsRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Amazon to double number of R&D staff in London
Amazon to double number of R&D staff in London

Company will increase number of workers focusing on Prime Video service in capital from 450 to 900 Amazon is to double the number of research and development staff it employs in London. The company is increasing the number of workersRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Roomba maker may share maps of users’ homes with Google, Amazon or Apple
Roomba maker may share maps of users’ homes with Google, Amazon or Apple

iRobot’s chief executive says company could share or sell maps of robot vacuum users’ homes to US tech firms as part of smart home and profit push The maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum, iRobot, has found itself embroiled inRead more… #quadcopters #drones