Delivery Drones

DELIVERY DRONES 4

DeliveryDrones

Forbes.(2014). Six Things you should know about Amazon’s Drones. Retrievedfromhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2014/07/11/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-amazons-drones/

Forbesdiscusses reasons for Amazon’s request to use drones for commercialpurposes. Although the government restricts drones for commercialpurposes, Amazon insists that it has tested its drones through aseries of nine versions. The company argues that it should be allowedto use drones outside the testing lab and become fully operational.This article discusses its phase in drones technology and the impactsit will have on delivery of packages.

BBCNews Technology. (2013). Amazon Testing Drones for Deliveries.Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-25180906

Thearticle discusses the testing of unmanned drones for delivering goodsto customers. The drones can carry packages weighing up to 2.3kg anddeliver them within 30 minutes. Amazon claims that it should beallowed to deliver its goods to customers as this will increase itsefficiency in goods delivery. It is working its way up to liaise withthe government to regulate policies to accommodate commercial drones.

TheWall Street Journal. (2014). Google is Testing Delivery Drone System.Retrieved fromhttp://online.wsj.com/articles/google-reveals-delivery-drone-project-1409274480

Thisarticle talks about the latest endeavor by Google in advancedresearch lab. It started this project in 2011 and expects it to takeseveral years before it can develop fully operational multiple flyingdrones. Even though commercial drones are prohibited in the UnitedStates, Google is confident that in the future the government willlift the ban.

TheNew York Times. (2014). Drone Developers consider obstacles thatcannot be flown around. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/technology/as-drone-technology-advances-practical-obstacles-remain.html?_r=0

Thisnews article talks about the obstacles likely to threaten deliverydrones. They have not been tested in populated areas where they aresupposed to operate. Further, there is much concern on whether thishyper technology could make profits by delivering small goods tocustomers. Much like air travel, drones will have to monitor theweather for traffic. Winds can be a great hazard considering thatdrones weigh so little in comparison to regular aircrafts. Theprogram will have to ensure that drones do not cause accidents byfalling into buildings and people. Drones may take several years ofresearch for them to be fully operational.

YouTube. (2014). Pizza Delivery Using Drone (a Flying Robot). Is itPossible? Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNAvu9r9dgM&ampfeature=youtu.be

Thisis an interesting video released by Mind the News on dronesdelivering pizza to a customer. It illustrates how drone technologywill work if the government lifts the ban on commercial drones. Itexpels the imaginations that people may have about delivery drones.

References

BBCNews Technology. (2013). Amazon Testing Drones for Deliveries.Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-25180906

Forbes.(2014). Six Things you should know about Amazon’s Drones. Retrievedfromhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/gregorymcneal/2014/07/11/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-amazons-drones/

TheNew York Times. (2014). Drone Developers consider obstacles thatcannot be flown around. Retrieved fromhttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/technology/as-drone-technology-advances-practical-obstacles-remain.html?_r=0

TheWall Street Journal. (2014). Google is Testing Delivery Drone System.Retrieved fromhttp://online.wsj.com/articles/google-reveals-delivery-drone-project-1409274480

YouTube. (2014). Pizza Delivery Using Drone (a Flying Robot). Is itPossible? Retrieved fromhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNAvu9r9dgM&ampfeature=youtu.be