Drones have great potential for carrying out important tasks that are just too hard for humans; delivering fast food isn’t one of them.
In a few Australian suburbs, a cup of coffee or toothpaste can now arrive via the air. But that doesn’t mean drones are going to be widespread – for now.
Drone delivery company Wing is out to transform the sky – and Australia is at the forefront of its plans.
We’ve devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design.
While ‘good drones’ have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.
It’s going to get loud.
Commercial and recreational drones are taking to the air. They’re very noisy, and neighborhoods everywhere could become awfully loud.
Is this drone a threat?
Nobody has yet figured out what the rules are for drones or what constitutes ‘good manners’ for drone operators. But there are legitimate reasons a drone might be near your home.
Amazon founder Jeff Besos.
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Fruit and vegetables department at Whole Foods Market.
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A prototype Amazon delivery drone.
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Are drones the parcel couriers of the future?
Online shopping giants and logistics firms are trying to improve efficiency and cut carbon – knowing that doing so will reduce their operating costs while appealing to green-minded consumers.
An airbourne drone.
Drone technology is quickly evolving from a geeky accessory to multi-billion dollar industry.
Drone via shutterstock.com
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Tremendous technology is on a collision course with reality.
Delivery drone illustration via shutterstock.com
Without a human operator on board, how can a drone steer clear of collisions? Technology from autonomous cars can help.