Advanced Tactics Inc. (AT), a research and rapid development company in Southern California, announced that AT has successfully completed their first aerial package delivery test with a flying drone that can land with a 5-pound package and safely drive up to the door with no propellers turning to deliver a package to the doorstep of a customer. Continue reading
Commercial drone delivery promises to be the future of getting packages to consumers in the most efficient manner possible. But, privacy and security concerns may be holding back more widespread adoption of the technology. Continue reading
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Amazon a patent for a method to guide packages released from drones safely to the ground. Continue reading
Dubai has tested an autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human in collaboration with the Chinese Ehang Company, said the emirate’s transport authority, aiming to start the operation of the self-driving hover-taxi by July. Continue reading
Amazon.com has patented technology for drones with retractable in-flight wings. Amazon originally filed for the patent in October 2014 under the name “in-flight reconfigurable hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle.” The hybrid foldable-wing design is covered in a patent that was published last Tuesday.
An architect studying at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, has just released details of a design for the drone transportation hub of the future.